Different types of ‘tiredness’ and how to fix them

Are you one of those who feels exhausted and tired all the time? Even after sleeping for 7-8 hours every night, you do not feel energetic and refreshed in the morning? Well, this is the case with a lot of people. Although diet and lifestyle are two crucial things responsible for the increase or decrease in our energy levels, you can easily fix your problem by making small changes in your lifestyle. But before making any alteration, you first need to know about the different types of tiredness.

If you take too much of tea, coffee or sugary drinks for a quick burst of energy and often feel lethargic around mid-afternoon, then get your blood sugar level checked. Having sugar-loaded drinks can spike your blood sugar level instantly. It does provide you with instant energy but after some time you will go back to feeling tired and exhausted. The frequent change in blood sugar level can be exhausting for the body and after some time, you might feel tired, irritable, and shaky. Insomnia, poor concentration and mood swings are other symptoms of blood sugar imbalance.

What to do: Fill your plate with food items high in protein and fiber to avoid such a situation. Also, try not to keep long gaps between your meal timing and have a small snack every four hours.

If you feel extremely weak and have zero will to do anything, then it could be due to the decline in iron level. Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin and fuels our brain cells. Iron deficiency is very common among women who regularly experience heavy periods. It can make a person feel feeble because the oxygen needed to produce energy doesn’t reach the body cells.

What to do: To overcome this situation, eat more red meat, green veggies, lentils, nuts, and dried fruits.