Notice your sleepy?
January 31, 2019
There are some days that I wake up and am running like the energizer bunny, other days not so much. Sometimes I go all week with my feet dragging and there isn’t enough caffeine to get me going. Knowing that too much caffeine is poor for your health, I did some research for why I could be sleepy for an entire week. I found 5 things that can make you sleepy. After reading the article it made sense when applied to my life.
This one I knew from being an athlete. Water is #1 in my daily life. When I don’t drink enough and I feel tired, I first grab the water bottle.
Fun Fact: It has been proven that drinking enough water can help with weight loss.
Looking at bright screens, although tires the eyes, has a reverse effect on the brain. It increases brain activity and can also suppress your sleep hormone, melatonin.
Fun Fact: In studies, eliminating any technical devices from the bedroom will give you a better nights rest. Give it a try, I have and it works wonders!
Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you feel your medications might be affecting your energy levels talk to your medical practitioner immediately.
While working out zaps the stress hormone cortisol, prolonged sweat sessions—like, for example, regularly running for more than 30 minutes at a steady rate—can actually reverse cortisol production. Interval training (bursts of intense activity) combined with strength training (free-weight and body-weight moves) helps keep cortisol in check.
The mineral shuttles oxygen around your body and removes waste from your cells. If you’re not getting around 18 milligrams a day, your body struggles to function properly and you can feel worn out; low iron levels in your diet can cause iron deficiency anemia. If you feel sluggish, ask your doctor for a simple blood test to see if you should be taking a supplement.
Resource Women’s Health Mag