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Feeling Tired All The Time? Here are 5 Shocking Reasons Why

Always wake up feeling tired even though you had 8 hours of sleep? First, look at the quality of your sleep. Are you disrupted in the middle of the night by pets or other noises? Do you wake up at night to go to the bathroom? Clocking in 8 hours of sleep is not enough if your night is disrupted. If you experience fatigue during work despite having a solid 8 hours of sleep, it might be other factors which are causing your fatigue. Check out these 5 reasons below which might account for the cause of your fatigue during the day.

Sudden Change In Exercise Patterns

It could be due to a lack of exercise, or it could that you are exercising too much! When you lack exercise, you will start to find yourself tired after only carrying out small tasks. At this age when the body starts aging, it’s not a surprise. Therefore, it’s important to exercise regularly. Regular exercise can give you adrenaline, increasing your energy level and improving the quality of your sleep too.

However, exercising too much, on the other hand, can also lead to fatigue, especially if you have not been exercising in a long time and just picked it up again recently. Find the optimal and it should give you that boost you need to start your day bright and energized. 

Low Testosterone

Being the primary sex hormones for males, testosterone plays a crucial role in affecting both the mental and physical energy in us. However, as we age, testosterone levels gradually decline as well. Low testosterone levels can cause fatigue, low energy and even depression.

Iron Deficiency

Iron is needed in our body to make haemoglobin, a protein that allows our red blood cell to carry oxygen to reach the rest of our body. When there is insufficient oxygen in our brains, we experience fatigue. Iron deficiency can be a result of poor diet or other health conditions. If you think you may have iron deficiency, visit your doctor. Usually, a simple blood test would be able to tell if you have iron deficiency or not.


One of the main symptoms of depression is fatigue. You might find yourself lacking the enthusiasm for things that you usually enjoy doing, unmotivated about anything. You might also notice that you’ve been feeling down and everything looks bleak in general. If you suspect you are having depression, talk to your doctor or a someone whom you can reach out to.


The thyroid gland produces hormones that control your metabolism if your thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones, it is known as hypothyroidism. Fatigue, along with changes in appetite, intolerance to the cold and dry skin are just some of the many symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. A blood test can determine if your thyroid levels are within the normal range or not.