By Medicover Hospitals / 22 March 2022

Home | Articles | Do You Always Feel Fatigued And Sleepy? Here Are The Causes

By Dr Sarayu Reddy
Sr. Consultant General Physician
Published on 18/05/2022
  • Are you constantly tired and sleepy? You're not alone if you're tired all the time or have little energy. Most of us have experienced being fatigued, especially after suffering from a cold, flu, or another viral infection. However, if you're constantly tired and have a lack of energy without any significant reason, it may be time to check with your doctor.
    Chronic fatigue can harm your quality of life. In most cases, fatigue can be remedied by proper lifestyle or dietary modifications. Still, if you want to reduce fatigue, you need to figure out what's causing it. It’s important to understand that it’s abnormal to feel exhausted all the time. If you feel tired frequently, there’s likely one or more causes. Getting proper treatment for an underlying medical condition can make you feel better and help you improve other areas of health as well.
  • Feeling tired and sleepy? Know the causes:

    Not getting enough high quality sleep:

  • Getting enough sleep is essential for overall health growth. During sleep, the body performs numerous functions, including the release of important growth hormones and the repair and regeneration of cells. Inadequate or low quality sleep can lead to fatigue and even insomnia. If you’re experiencing insomnia, get advice from the doctor.
  • Nutrient deficiencies:

  • Even if you receive more than 7 hours of sleep, nutrient deficiencies can make you feel exhausted on a daily basis. Fatigue can be caused by nutrient deficiencies, such as iron and vitamins B12 and D. The doctor can do tests for nutrient deficiencies and suggest appropriate treatment.
  • Stress:

  • Some stress is normal, however, excessive stress may cause fatigue and reduce the quality of life. Stress can be managed by prioritising time for yourself and going to therapy.
  • Dietary imbalances:

  • Following a diet low in ultra-processed food and rich in nutrient-dense foods like fruits, legumes, veggies, and protein sources like eggs and fish may reduce fatigue and support healthy sleep, providing the body with optimal nutrition.
  • Consuming too much caffeine:

  • Caffeinated beverages, such as coffee and energy drinks, gives a temporary boost of energy, however, depending on them too much can harm sleep, which may cause fatigue. Therefore, you can restore your sleep and energy levels by cutting back on caffeine.
  • Being overweight:

  • Fatigue can also be the result of being overweight. The more weight you carry, the tougher it is for your body to perform everyday tasks like cleaning or climbing stairs. Come up with a plan to lose or maintain a proper weight and improve your energy level.
  • Sedentary lifestyle:

  • Physical activity can boost your energy level whereas a sedentary lifestyle can leave you feeling exhausted and sleepy throughout the day.
  • Experiencing unexplained fatigue? Get in touch with our expert doctors to find the cause! BOOK APPOINTMENT

    Feeling tired and sleepy? Know the causes:

  • Fatigue is the most common complaint among people of post-middle age. Feeling tired, low and rundown, can be due to excessive fatigue. Here are some ways to re energize yourself and manage your fatigue:
    • Look out for health problems
    • Get Active
    • Drink lots of water
    • Go early to sleep
    If you're still exhausted after trying to manage your fatigue on your own. You could be suffering from a sleep disorder or another medical issue that needs attention. Don't worry, Medicover Experts are here to listen to you!
    Plan a consultation today with our experts; contact us at 04068334455.

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