I slept 7-8 hours, then why am I so tired?

 

We often don’t realize that how we sleep is just as important as how we wake up. One of my favorite questions to ask is: how do you feel when you wake up? There are a few things to be aware of:

Key points of this video:

  • Fitbits and other wearable devices can be a double-edged sword.

  • You might find out that you have restless or interrupted sleep (but most probably you didn’t need a device to tell you)

  • Your body is exposed to EMF while sleeping. Some research shows that EMFs can be harmful to your health.

  • If you don’t sleep well because you wake up a lot or toss and turn, then it makes sense that you feel tired upon waking.

  • But if you do sleep well for more than 7 hours, yet you still feel tired in the morning, you need to dig a bit deeper:

  • Make sure you get a yearly blood tests (the most basic is a CMP - Complete Metabolic Panel), especially if you’re over 40 to check for any imbalances.

  • If you are a woman, make sure that your have optimal iron levels.

  • Often, thyroid imbalance can manifest as fatigue.

  • Check your diet and water intake: are you eating a balanced diet (approximately 45-65% complex carbohydrates, 15-35% proteins and 20-35% fats?) and drinking enough water

  • Adrenal fatigue is often mentioned as a condition that can bring on morning tiredness.

  • Take a look at your daily life and routine: do you schedule down time? Do you schedule time to do the things you enjoy?

  • Our bodies give us subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) signals to re-evaluate our daily  habits to choose rest and self-love.

Our bodies give us subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) signals to re-evaluate our daily  habits to choose rest and self-love. Take a look at your daily life and routine: do you schedule down time? Do you schedule time to do the things you enjoy?

I slept 7-8 hours, why am I still tired? | Natascha Hebell, Wholistic Practitioner