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If you're getting enough sleep and you frequently ask yourself, "Why am I so tired?”, there are actually many culprits that can cause this tired feeling. In this short video, we are going to explore the most common causes of fatigue in brief as well as give you some tips to regain your energy.

One potential yet common cause is that your iron-levels are low. It doesn’t matter if you sleep long enough, if your iron levels are low, chances are, you will still feel tired regardless. Low iron is specially common in pregnant and women on their periods as well as in vegans who go through extremes or those who follow a salad based diet. Raising your iron levels takes time for proper absorption but you can fix this by consuming red meat, liver, or poultry and if you a vegan, spinach, tofu, seeds, and lentils are good plant sources.

Many people also resort in energy-drinks to counteract for the lack of energy they feel throughout the day. However, even this may work in providing an energy boost quickly, in a few hours you’ll most probably experience that infamous energy crash due to the high sugar and caffeine they contain. Therefore, it is wise to limit the consumption of energy-drinks and go for smoothies or teas instead which provide more slow releasing and stable energy through the day.

Another common culprit is that you don’t consume enough calories from your diet. If you follow a strict diet that is very low in calories and nutrients, your energy levels will most likely suffer. Keep in mind that calories are needed by our systems to burn and convert into energy. If you don’t supply your body with an adequate amount, your body will be depleted of energy and this will lead to you feeling tired all the time as a result. So make sure you consume enough calories.

Since most of us use our phones and computers on a daily basis, it has been found that our brains perceive the light and radiation the emit similarly to sun light. Thus, your brain might think you are awake when your are not and your sleep mechanisms won’t be able to work properly. If you are an avid phone user and you find often that you wake up feeling tired, perhaps it’s time to keep your phone or p.c at bay, at least half an hour before you sleep.

Last but not least, you may feel always tired because you are actually dehydrated. If you body is deprived of enough liquids and water, your energy levels will dramatically drop and your body will urge you to drink more to compensate for this. Don’t ignore it.

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