We all know what it's like to feel tired. Even my little dog Scooter knows. But HOW do we feel tired? WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BODY TO CREATE THAT SENSATION? I don't mean how do we get to the state of being tired, but what is happening in the body to cause that sensation. I, myself, always "feel most tired in my eyes". I husband says he feels tired all over. Is it lack of oxygen to the cells or ????
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If you feel heavy or tired after eating a meal it is a sign of a food intolerance. Keep a food journal for a while and see if you can narrow down potential culprits. Look up how to do an elimination diet to test for them. dairy, gluten
Are you sure about that, Christin? After eating, the body needs to concentrate resources in the digestive area of the body.... so shutting down the peripheral functions is more efficient and conserving of energy.
Yes one of the hidden Celiac disease symptoms is the tendency to feel lethargic 20-30 minutes after eating. It took years for me to find out it wasn't all in my head ;) not just "a little sleepy" that happens, heavy fatigue though is not normal.
Crafy, that seems rought! But wow, I wish I could make myself walk a mile. Ur way ahead of me! I'm really interested in what exactly it IS that causes the sensation. C says melatonin shuts things down. I wonder what happens when that happens.
We have a wonderful park here with a marked mile track. It makes it so easy to walk. It was created by the town from an empty field. It has a handicap children' playground as well. :D
so....everything kind of shuts down - so the cells must create that sensation when the hormone effect is gone. Uh, huh, it's the eyes - it's there in the eyes the most for me - like one of those bean bag weights are pressing down a bit.
with normal end of day tired yes, melatonin. Tired when you shouldn't be can be a variety of things from nutrient deficiencies/lack of exercise, thyroid disorder, food intolerance, sleep disorders etc. no one answer :)