Everybody from time to time has felt tired after a long day or a long week. Usually after a nice rest, that feeling goes away. Few of us thought, feel that way, day in and day out. Few of us cannot get rid of that tired or fatigue feeling no matter what we swimmingly try to do. There are certain things that can be done sometimes to remedy the situation! Let’s look into some of the reason that create this feeling.
Types of fatigue or feeling tired
There are 2 types of fatigue: emotional and physical. Emotional fatigue is when the mind is tired. This is usually associated with stress in our every day life like, having to meet multiple deadlines at work or worrying about finances or dealing with the unexpected death of someone we love. Physical fatigue happens when you spend the day working really hard doing physical activities and at the end of the day you absolutely exhausted. Both types of tiredness can cause you to feel lethargic. And they both require rest and relaxation.
How do you know which applies to you?
So how do you know which applies to you, after all for the most part we do a lot of different physical activities throughout the day and for the most part we have some level of stress in our lives. How do you know what type of tired you’re experiencing? Here is the test. If you wake up tired in the morning after at least a 7-8 hour sleep but start feeling better as the day goes on , you may be suffering from emotional fatigue. The reason for your fatigue may be in your head. If you wake up in the morning energized and ready to go, but you start to lose your spark as the afternoon appears, you’re probably dealing with a physical problem.
Here are some of the reasons for emotional fatigue:
- You have a lot of stress in your life.
- You are doing too much. The day is filled with constant activity and people or situations demand all your time and attention.
- You are bored. Sometimes if we do not do enough we get tired due to being bored.
- Some mental condition such as being depressed or being lonely causes being tired.
Here are some of the reasons for physical fatigue:
- Not sleeping enough. As simple as that. Some people only need 6-7 hours of sleep every day to feel rested and refreshed, but other need 9-10 or anything in between. You need to determine how much sleep does your body require to feel rested.
- Not eating well. If you do not have a balanced diet or skip meals, or not providing enough nutrients to your body, then you will feel tired.
- Not drinking enough water.
- Not exercising.
- Toxins. Your body if full of toxins and you need to detoxify.
- Have taken a lot of antibiotics which have harmed a lot of beneficial organisms like flora.
Ongoing fatigue could be a symptom of a disease like:
- a slower-than-usual thyroid
- a sleep disorder
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- heart disease
If you feel fatigue for a while or have severe symptoms you should see your doctor. For less severe cases, try some of the following products.
A good diet goes a long way to help. Include more fresh fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, and nuts in your diet. Eat less red meat and more white fish. Avoid energy robbers like sugar, fats, alcohol, caffeine, white flour products and highly processed foods. Get regular exercise and adequate rest. If you are overweight, lose some weight.
If fatigue is persistent, consult your health care provider to determine whether some underlying health problems may be the cause.
Essential Nutrients and Herbs to Take:
|Bee Pollen – Bee pollen is a powder like material that is produced by the anthers of flowering plants and gathered by bees. It is useful for combating fatigue. Many athletes use it for extra energy. Take few granules daily for 3 days, then slowly increase to 2 tsp daily.
Caution: It may cause an allergic reaction to a very small percentage (0.05% estimated) of the population. Discontinue using if rash, wheezing, discomfort, or other symptoms occur!
|Vitamin A – Beta Carotene-Beta Carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body, mainly the liver. Vitamin A helps in many different areas like night blindness and other eye problems, some skin disorders such as acne. It enhances immunity, protects against polution and cancer formation. Dificiency of vitamin A can cause fatique, insomnia, sinusitis and frequent cols!
Take 25,000 IU daily.
|Vitamin B Complex – B vitamins help to maintain the health for the nerves, skin, eyes, hair, liver. B-complex vitamins are coenzymes involved in energy production and may be useful in alleviating depression or anxiety.
Take 100 mg 3 times a day with meals.
|Brewer’s Yeast - Great source of many vitamins and minerals whose deficiencies have been associated with lack of energy and fatigue.
Start with 1 tsp daily and work up to 2 tbsp daily over a 2 -week period.
Helpful Nutrients and Herbs to Take:
|Vitamin C- Take 3,000 to 5,000 mg daily. Spread out to 3 times a day after eating. Reduce this dosage if diarrhea occurs. Vitamin C is great for supporting the immune system and stress.|
Please check with your doctor before taking any supplements, and also read the warning labels on each product, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Also read the labels carefully when giving your child any natural supplement, to ensure that it is safe to give a child.