Sleep Problems: Learn To Take Back Your Energy
Leading a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. If it wasn’t, everyone would do it. The problem is, even with the best of intentions, sleep problems can swoop in and ruin your fitness momentum.
Which is especially frustrating if you don’t even know why you’re feeling so tired. Join us, today, as Journey Fitness Center takes a closer look at living with sleeping problems.
The blood in our body is there to carry oxygen to our heart, muscles, and other organs. When there’s not enough oxygen in our blood to do this job properly, we develop a condition known as “anemia”. This will leave sufferers feeling cold, dizzy and short of breath, but also extremely tired.
There are an estimated 5,000,000 Americans living with anemia from year to year, most often resulting from a lack of iron, pregnancies and even heavy periods, at times. If you suspect you might be anemic, a simple blood test from your doctor can help you confirm the condition.
Your doctor might suggest an iron-rich diet or a new regiment of supplements. Whichever path you take, you can recover completely from your anemic condition with some good behavior, medication, and a lot of mindful eating.
For those of you suffering from sleep deprivation, it’s important to consider whether you might be suffering from sleep apnea. While it might seem unlikely, many people actually suffer from this respiratory issue without ever actually realizing it.
Some of the symptoms most commonly associated with sleep apnea include chronic snoring, shortness of breath or gasping for air while sleeping. This is because sleep apnea causes pauses in your breathing cycle over the course of the night, sometimes interrupting you up to 100 times over.
Many people don’t give themselves enough credit, but depression can be exhausting to live with. Major depressive disorders often result, directly, in fatigue, and even mild depression can reduce your energy levels. This makes fatigue one of the most accessible warning signs of depression.
Taking this idea further, people suffering from depression may also experience a lack of motivation and trouble concentrating, as well as poor appetites. Exercise, therapy, and healthy living are all shown to have a positive impact, and it’s important to seek the advice of an expert.
When the thyroid gland underperforms, we can develop Hypothyroidism. This is a condition that interferes with thyroid-stimulating hormone production, also affecting your overall metabolic control. This gland, when it’s not creating hormones properly, will slow down everything, not only causing fatigue but also dry skin, weight gain, and muscle weakness in some cases.
Sleep problems can rob you of your energy. The best thing you can do is to take back your daily schedule with targeted exercise, healthy living, and diet control.
Want to learn more about how to live a healthier life, maintain your energy and generally do better by your body? Visit Journey Fitness Center, South Daytona’s leading personal training service, today, and learn to live your best life today!