Why Do I Always Feel Sleepy And Tired? And If I Sleep For Long Hours I Get Back

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  1. ngureco profile image81
    ngurecoposted 12 years ago

    Why Do I Always Feel Sleepy And Tired? And If I Sleep For Long Hours I Get Back Pain?

    What Should I Eat or Not Eat to Correct this Problem?

  2. EnjoyYourLife profile image60
    EnjoyYourLifeposted 12 years ago

    Am not a doctor, so take this info with a grain of salt...BUT in my own experience, when feeling sleepy and tired, check out your diet. Are you taking in too many simple carbs like white sugar, flour, candies, cakes and pies? Those carbohydrates give a fast sugar "lift" but oh boy the "let down" from it, includes fatigue and sleepiness.
    Also drink more water to rid the body of excessive toxins. The other question is, how well do you sleep while in bed? One could spend tons of hours laying down in bed but the sleep quality itself for whatever reason is compromised. Check out all these possibilites. Also re. back pain, check out your existing mattress. If it's not right, your back will for sure let you know. One good news item, I will NOT send you a bill in the morning for this free advice! LOL! Best of luck to you!

  3. krisingreen profile image60
    krisingreenposted 12 years ago

    good amount of sleep is 2 hours, 8 hours or 10 hours. anything more or in between can make you tired and sleepy during the day. This is because when you sleep you are actually under a sleep-wake cycle and you need to complete that cycle in order to have a good sleep. Plus your circadian rhythm is also important. If you are not used to sleeping to little or too long the effect is the same; you'll feel tired or sleepy. But it actually is a matter of conditioning. Sometimes, you need to train your mind and body to sleep at a certain period of time and wake at certain period of time as well. This conditioning requires training and a lot of practice and adjustment but in the end it can make you feel better. Back pain usually results after long hours of sleep, the body since it is immobile especially when you don't move around that much during sleep tends to become fatigued this is because of poor circulation of blood to your back while sleeping.
    BTW,  caffeine usually affects sleeping pattern.

  4. OneFineG467 profile image62
    OneFineG467posted 12 years ago

    I may not be right....it can be due to confused state of mind and panic...sleep becomes the only way of escape and relaxation..

    Not prepared to face the day .....get too much inputs from others and see less of u r self doing what u want...

    If u have obstruction in breathing it will create dizzyness and stress u can go for jogging in the morning..

    Pratice meditation to free clogged mind...go for lot of fruits and fresh juice..

  5. mkvealsh profile image60
    mkvealshposted 12 years ago

    My opinion:  eat more fresh fruits and fresh vegetables.  Cut out caffeine, sugar, and white breads and pasta.  And drink more water. It may take a few weeks to get on track.  (Don't forget to exercise!)

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 12 years ago

    Eat right, sleep right.  Lay off excessive salt, sugar and caffeine. 

    I don't know anyone who eats right.  But everyone is different.  If you always feel sleepy and tired, check with your doctor.  The back pain may come from the sleeping position.

    I'm not licensed to practice medicine, but I do know how you feel.

  7. profile image49
    sberlangaposted 12 years ago

    Sometimes when I sleep too long, I don't feel very rested.  Try to keep your sleep to about 8 hours.

    Try exercising during the day to get your energy up.  I walk almost 4 miles everyday and I feel great when I get back.  I have a ton of energy on the days I do my walks!

    Also, as others have said, try eating more fresh fruits and veggies.  When going to the grocery store avoid any aisles and keep to the outside edges to avoid the processed foods.

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    AlienWednesdayposted 12 years ago

    Agreed with everyone on eating right. Also you may need to get your Vitamin D levels checked.

  9. phartten profile image57
    pharttenposted 12 years ago

    If you have insurance...be sure to do a sleep clinic....if you snore as I do...you will wake up tired every day.....get a cpac machine and feel great.

    RX's make you feel lousy too....do everything you can to get off any kind of RX except blood sugar and blood pressure too.

  10. simonpeter35 profile image59
    simonpeter35posted 12 years ago

    Find out what have caused the problem.

    1. Depression
    2. Sleep too much or too little
    3. Not enough activity, exercise
    4. Eat too much heavy digested food
    5. Not enough energy

    Read some funny stuffs in the morning. Do a little exercise. Eat a lot of fruits or drink fruit juices. Have one coffee in the morning is often triggered the day.

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    rampaknaongposted 12 years ago

    I saw all answers are right. In addition, Just sleep normally 6 to 8 hours per day. If problem still exists, Perhaps you have personal problem for example family or business etc. In this case, Please think positively and solve such problem as soon as possible. Hope  it is helpful.

  12. sanathara profile image62
    sanatharaposted 12 years ago

    If you always feel sleepy and tired, then you must have vitamin and iron deficiency.so,get your HB and Vitamin B12 checked.Check your weight?Are you over weight.If you are over weight and anemic,then also you will feel lethargic and sleepy.

    Well,if you want to get rid of this,do Yoga along with breathing exercise and some easy asans.Do it at least 3 times a week or for 15 minutes everyday.But what ever you do,follow it regularly.Majority of people, initially are very active in doing this,but they can't continue it.Yoga works like a miracle.

    Regarding food cut down on oil,sugar and salt.Include more green leafy vegetables and fruits in your diet.I am sure you will feel fresh,if you follow this.

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    defoxposted 12 years ago

    It could be you are not getting enough sleep or your bed is too soft.I recommend your last meal should be at least three hours before bedtime

  14. woodamarc profile image44
    woodamarcposted 12 years ago

    The back is a neuromuscular-skeletal system with more articulations (pivot points of movement around vertebrae) then any other part of the body.  Strength and toning exercises become more important as we age.  If not, the muscle, tendons and ligaments can become weakened. When sleeping and especially on a non-supportive mattress for too long.  Poor posture during sleep allows weakened spinal tissues to settle in a way that creates painful and unnatural posture upon waking. All recommendations listed are good.  For me, walking daily for postural health, to include range-of-motion exercises and sleeping on a good mattress works the best.

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    CheetahsLadyposted 12 years ago

    It might not necessarily be all related to what you are eating.  I, too started noticing that I couldn't function normally during the day because I was so tired all the time.  I thought I had low iron.  The doctor couldn't find proof of this so he told me to get a sleep study done.  He thinks it might be related to sleep apnea.  He said that if I have apnea, I am not getting the right amount of oxygen to my brain.  This causes you to be tired because you are not getting a "deep sleep".  I would recommend doing a sleep study to see if this is the problem.  As far as your back, I would have to say maybe its related to not exercising those back muscles enough.  I use to have lower right back pain until I started using the treadmill.  The muscles are un-used because I have a desk job. Best of luck!

  16. Sweetie4471 profile image59
    Sweetie4471posted 12 years ago

    you need more sleep and you need to lie on the side when you go to sleep and i think that would help because that helped me when i had the same as you!

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    fit2dayposted 12 years ago

    I noticed that I was feeling sluggish while working and discovered the culprit for me was too much sugar in foods that I felt were pretty healthy. I'd have yogurt and granola along with a big peanut butter and banana sandwich.

    The yogurt was the main culprit and now that I typically have lean meat, lettuce, and tomato on my sandwich along with fruit and almonds, I have much more energy to get through the day.

    Another thing is to make sure you don't sleep too much, the amount varies per person, but I typically aim for 6 or 7.

  18. nabeelplus profile image60
    nabeelplusposted 12 years ago

    Eat fresh fruits and vegetable, moreover start some exercise this will help you stay fit & remove back pain

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    Anna1011posted 12 years ago

    First of all, you want to start on the right track by eating healthy, and avoiding fatty or unhealthy foods such as potato chips, excessive amounts of sugar, or caffeine. Unhealthy foods can make you feel sluggish and tired. If you eat healthy foods like fruits and veggies instead, you will naturally have more energy. Also, be careful not to sleep for too many hours, because too much sleep can also make you more tired. Make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water. This won't make you feel better overnight, so keep up with a routine of eating healthy and regular exercise.

  20. ThompsonPen profile image65
    ThompsonPenposted 12 years ago

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    human1posted 12 years ago

    Get rid of your pillow...you are putting too much pressure on your lower back. Lay flat and let your muscles flatten out.

  22. IGoldenEagle profile image59
    IGoldenEagleposted 12 years ago

    Maybe Iron pills would help, helps make more hemoglobin, therefore more oxygen being carried around your body.

  23. jacqui2011 profile image83
    jacqui2011posted 12 years ago

    Drink more water and eat at least 5 portions of fresh fruit/vegetables per day. Cut down on caffeine and salt. Around two years ago I felt very tired all the time and often felt like I would fall asleep at work. I went to the doctors and had a few blood tests carried out. It turned out that I was anaemic and had to start a course of iron tablets. I also have to take thyroxine tablets as I found out I had an underactive thyroid which can cause excessive tiredness. I would have some blood tests to rule anything medical out and eat healthily.

  24. dozybest profile image58
    dozybestposted 12 years ago

    I think you have to do morning exercise to strengthen your bone and eat balance diet meal. you still have to consider your sleeping posture this matters a lot and finally go for check up if discover this accurate: this can be malfunction of the body system.

  25. Karen N profile image72
    Karen Nposted 12 years ago

    Possibly you're eating too many carbohydrates, and sleeping too much which is causing the back pain.

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    Daniella Lopezposted 12 years ago

    It could be depression or even diet problems! Look at what you're eating and if you're eating a lot of sugary foods, or even consuming lots of caffeine, can cause these issues.

    Try eating things like Almonds, fresh fruit, and drinking primarily water. Also, taking a good multivitamin for your age/gender can really give you that much needed boost! Good luck and get to feeling better!

  27. nazmul islam profile image55
    nazmul islamposted 12 years ago

    YES .THAN WHAT I DO.I sleep in 7and10 hours.

  28. profile image53
    sahil56posted 12 years ago

    ok here is the simple and very effective answer ....

    this thing happened to me one time ,,

    so the solution is simple just sleep after 10 pm at night thats it ..

    i used to use internet late night and sleep at morning time so i always felt tired

    but then i just started sleeping after 10 pm at night and the problem was solved wink

    hope this would help ya ; wink

  29. soorajbagal profile image58
    soorajbagalposted 12 years ago

    Think about things which you can feel energized by doing them.Do those things when you will getting sleepy I also suffered from this but when i will on computer i feel energized so tryout for that

  30. plinka profile image56
    plinkaposted 12 years ago

    I had the same symptoms because of low estrogen level. Stress can also suck all the energy you have. If you have back pain, you should see  a physical therapist or a chiropractitioner.

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    victoriabryanposted 12 years ago

    One thing that I've found that works really well is to eat healthy fats whenever you eat some sort of carbohydrate.  Whether its bread or fruit, it will raise your blood sugar level.  Consuming some sort of nuts such as walnuts, peanut butter, pecans, or sunflower seeds will eliminate the spike in blood sugar level, and the following crash.  It is also very beneficial for fat loss.  Your body is more likely to turn those sugars to fat if they aren't used right away.  The fats, with their effect on blood sugar levels can help prevent that.

  32. Toni Miller profile image60
    Toni Millerposted 12 years ago

    First you need to see your doctor and ask for some blood work to be done. This should really be your first step before you use diet to rectify your symptoms. There could be an underlying problem. Just my RN opinion. Call your doctor now please!

  33. shop online fast profile image61
    shop online fastposted 12 years ago

    my son is amazing.  every day when he comes home from school he throws down his school uniform on the floor and starts playing, and running up and down, like a wild animal.  the moment i call him to do his home work he starts yawning and falls sound asleep.  one thing though, even when he sleeps on the wooden floor, he never complains about a back ach.  Kids?  oops! to answer your question, i think we as adults need to cleanse to lose weight in our mid sections to rejuvenate our bodies. without doing this, we tend to feel very tired. as for the pack ach, try supporting your back with a pillow between your legs, or under your knees when you sleep.

  34. molometer profile image81
    molometerposted 12 years ago

    You need to get to a doctor. Pronto. you seem to be suffering from some form of exhaustion which may need specialist treatment.

  35. Bhavin Panara profile image61
    Bhavin Panaraposted 12 years ago

    It is because you must be lazy all time.
    I am sorry to say but if you don't do work with any physical exercise,than definately you will feel yourself tired and sleepy.If you do all time surfing or anything on internet,than it must be the reason for your back pain.
    If you want to leave your tiredness and sleepyness than start decreasing your sleep with just 15 minutes a day.Means decrease 15 minute on first day.Than decrease 15 minute again on second day.Constant it for some days.Again decrease it.
    This way you will definately decrease your feeling of sleepy.

  36. drspaniel profile image86
    drspanielposted 12 years ago

    mkvealsh said it perfectly... Also your position when sleeping could be effecting your sleep, if you find yourself having back pain when waking up, consider sleeping on your side next time. If there's no difference consult a chiropractor.

  37. terrektwo profile image82
    terrektwoposted 12 years ago

    Your getting old, he he, Just kidding. I experience this too although it is more of no sleep. But I would say maybe we both need to try and be healthier, I find that when I walk a mile in the evening I go out like a light and it actually makes me feel better the next day, try it out let me know what you think.

  38. Andme26 profile image64
    Andme26posted 12 years ago

    if you was a man i would have said is not food tongue

    anyhow exercise and fresh air the balanced diet mix it all you can


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