Why Am I So Tired All the Time? And How to Stop It

Why so tired

Occasional fatigue is a normal part of life, but if you’re tired all of the time, there could be a few different reasons why. It might be as simple as not getting enough sleep or exercise, or you could have an underlying health issue. Whatever the reason, it’s time to solve the problem of feeling tired all of the time and help you have more energy.

15 Reasons Why You’re Constantly Tired

Many people are wondering, “Why am I so tired all the time?”. Here are 15 reasons why you might be so tired. 

1. Poor or Not Enough Sleep

If you’re not sleeping enough, or if the sleep you’re getting is interrupted, then you’ll feel tired during the day. Consider a sleep hygiene practice and using the potent sleep herb, valerian root to relax your body and mind. Seattle Gummy Company’s (SGC) Slumber Shot sleep gummy is sugar-free and absorbs quickly.

2. Unhealthy Diet

Food is our fuel, and if we’re giving it poor quality fuel, we can expect the same kind of energy. Try switching out your snacks or one meal a day for a healthier option and see if you notice a difference in your energy

3. Nutritional Deficiencies

Certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies can lead to feeling tired. Ask your doctor to run tests to see if there’s a simple fix to your fatigue. 

4. Caffeine late in the day

Depending on your level of caffeine sensitivity, if you’re taking caffeine too late in the day, this could be leading to poor sleep. 

5. Dehydration

Did you know that being dehydrated can lead to mental and physical fatigue? Try to drink more water throughout the day, especially first thing in the morning for more energy.

6. Being Overweight

If you’re overweight or obese, this could be contributing to your fatigue. Being overweight increases the risk of developing chronic fatigue and a condition called sleep apnea, which interrupts sleep, and can cause feelings of tiredness. 

7. Lack of Exercise

A sedentary lifestyle can lead to daytime fatigue, and the cure for this is exercise. Regular physical activity not only improves physical health and energy but also increases mental and emotional wellbeing.  

8. Stress

If you’re wondering “Why am I so tired all of the time?”, then you may simply be stressed. Stress negatively impacts our energy levels, leading to fatigue. Here are a few ways to manage your stress levels.

  1. Exercise

  2. Journaling

  3. Yoga

  4. Meditation

  5. Having Fun

9. Underlying Health Conditions

Persistent fatigue could be a sign of an underlying health condition. It’s a good idea to get checked out and have your doctor run labs so you can rule out anything serious. 

10. Trauma

If you’ve recently experienced a trauma, such as a car accident or witnessing a violent event, then you could be experiencing some physical signs of trauma. While we’re in a traumatic event, our nervous system is flooded with energy. Sometimes it can get stuck and needs some help moving. Meditation, restorative yoga, yoga Nidra, massage, and reiki are all ways to help your body release the traumatic event and bring yourself back into balance. 

11. Dependence on drugs or alcohol

Using too much of anything can cause an imbalance in the body, and this includes alcohol and drugs. Research shows that drug and alcohol dependence can cause fatigue. Reach out to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) national helpline at 1-800-662-HELP. 

12. Shift work or working nights

If your work causes regular interruptions to your sleep, then that could be causing your fatigue. This especially applies to shift workers, who are more likely to experience disordered sleep. 

13. Medications

Certain medications, like antidepressants, can cause daytime fatigue. Talk to your doctor about switching medications or other ways to manage any side effects like feeling tired. 

14. Grief or Loss

If you’ve experienced a loss within the last 12 months, then that may be why you’re feeling tired all of the time. Grief has very real physical symptoms which can include fatigue and poor sleep which can exacerbate fatigue and exhaustion. Give yourself the time you need and seek help if you need it.

15. Large Life Changes

A big life event can be stressful, even if it’s positive. A move or a new job, all take resources like time and energy, which can lead to feeling tired. And, negative life changes can be even more challenging, and often come with an element of grief, which we just learned can be exhausting physically. Be gentle with yourself. You can rebuild your energy with consistent rest and restorative activities like movement and eating healthy. 

How Can I Support My Daily Fatigue

Here are three ways to boost your energy.

1. Ginkgo Biloba

This potent Chinese herb stimulates circulation throughout the whole body, but especially in the brain. Ginkgo biloba boosts cognition, memory, and energy. Try an SGC Mocca Shot energy gummy, which contains ginkgo biloba, along with caffeine for steady, clear energy with no crash!

2. Try different types of caffeine

If coffee or energy drinks aren’t working for you, consider caffeine gummies, like Mocca Shots, or other caffeine sources like matcha, yerba mate, and guarana. 

3. Take care of the basics

Work on the foundation blocks of good energy: plenty of quality sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, and proper hydration.