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.