Feeling tired all the time? Consider this
Feeling exhausted? There are many reasons why you might feel so tired. Sometimes, it's due to your habits or your sleep environment. Other times, fatigue points to a more serious underlying health problem. If you suspect your fatigue is due to a medical issue, contact your primary care physician right away.
In this blog, we take a closer look at feelings of fatigue and what you can do to prevent them.
Your sleep environment.
There are many things in your environment that can make it hard for you to rest easy. Maybe the temperature in your room is too hot. Most experts recommend setting the thermostat in your bedroom between 60-67 degrees.
It could also be that it's too bright in your room and you need some darkening curtains. Maybe your sleep environment has reminders of things that cause you anxiety or stress, like your to-do list from work or printed-out emails. It could also be that your mattress and/or pillow need to be replaced. There are multiple things to consider when deciding whether something in your sleep environment needs to be adjusted.
Consider your routine.
Maybe your sleep environment is conducive for a good night's rest, but something else is going on. Sometimes your routine could be throwing things off. If you're looking at your smartphone or laptop within 30 minutes or less of going to bed, it could affect your sleep. Eating too close to bedtime, especially fatty or high acid foods, can also make it harder to sleep. You might even be going to bed too late. Maybe you're trying to squeeze in some more time or you're just trying to unwind before bed. Every choice you make that's close to bedtime affects how well you sleep.
Put it all together.
There are many reasons you may be feeling exhausted. You may be able to quickly identify the culprit by thinking about your routine or your sleep environment. It may also take a little more digging. Maybe you need to speak with a physician, look at a new mattress, or start making some adjustments in your routine to see what works well for you. No matter what is causing the lack of sleep, it's important to identify the root so you can make changes to improve your shuteye (and your overall wellness).
If you're in need of a new mattress, please come into see us Mattress Dealzz. We want to help you achieve better rest!
- Jeremiah Stettler