Camille Styles

9 Reasons Why You Feel Tired All the Time

July 26th, 2016

I’ve noticed lately that when I ask friends how they’re doing, half the time their response is either “tired,” “exhausted,” or “beat” — it’s almost as though being worn out is just another part of our busy, modern-day lives that we’re somehow supposed to get used to. But I believe that when our bodies and minds are in sync and healthy, we should feel amazing and energized even when our schedules are full. If we’re getting enough rest, exercising and eating foods that fuel us, we should feel strong, satisfied and alert. But as most of us know, that’s easier said than done, and there are several reasons why you may be feeling mysteriously tired. Click through the slides to find out some of the most common causes — then make some lifestyle changes or get to your doctor asap so you can rediscover the energy you need to feel your very best!

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18 Comments under :: 9 Reasons Why You Feel Tired All the Time
  1. Thanks so much – this is really thorough and helpful. I knew that getting enough sleep and exercise was a factor in feeling restful, but I hadn’t thought of hydration! Definitely a focus to improve my afternoon slump.

    Hillary |

  2. M says:

    Vitamin D deficiency is another possible reason. My doctor had me tested for my Vitamin D levels (through blood work) and I found out I was severely deficient so I was prescribed a supplement. I also tried to get more sun exposure in the morning (without sunscreen for AM exposure, but I do apply sunscreen later), and eat more fatty fish and eggs. I taper off my daily supplement in the spring and summer but have to up my dose in the fall and winter (all under dr.’s supervision, my vitamin D levels get checked yearly). My doctor shared that Vitamin D deficiency is more common than we think particularly for those who live above the Mason Dixon line.

    • That’s so interesting, Mia. Thanks for sharing! I have noticed that when I do my morning workout outside in the sun, I have way more energy (and feel happier) than when I workout inside. I bet that the early dose of Vitamin D is a big reason!

  3. I was just thinking about that this morning. I was wondering if dehydration caused fatigue, so I guess it does. Thanks for sharing this! I should drink more water despite that, but even more so now that I know that.

    Nicole |

  4. Emma says:

    This relates to my life so much! I am constantly tired since I’ve turned 30 and it seems to be worse certain days of course. Water, I know, is something I need to work on! Especially with the heat in Charleston at the moment!

    • Definitely agree that water makes a huge difference — but if you feel like you’re really tired all the time even if you’re getting enough sleep and water, think about having a chat with your doc!

  5. Fariha says:

    I recently made it a goal to drink a lot more water and exercise more. It’s helped so much. It’s something so simple, but makes a huge impact! Thanks for sharing these tips.

    Fariha |

  6. Amy says:

    I had been feeling tired all the time until I went on vacation. I’m in the middle of 3 weeks off of work to rest and I’ve been able to sleep until my body is ready to wake up, eat healthy scheduled meals and get plenty of exercise. It really does help. Im thinking of this vacation time reset my body and its doing wonders both physically and mentally. Awesome post!

    Amy |

  7. Kelly says:

    I found my self in it! I know that I not drinking enough water and suffer from lack of sleep. Stress and late projects are second reason. Thank you for those tips! It makes me think about changing things!

  8. Christy m says:

    I think hormonal disorders can be a big part of fatigue. I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago with fibroids and the anemia from the all the blood loss can definitely do a number on ones body. I’m surprised hormonal imbalances weren’t mentioned.

    • Thanks for sharing Christy, that’s a great point… I’m actually interviewing an expert right now about an upcoming post we have about hormonal imbalances, so I’m really looking forward to sharing more about that — and learning more about it myself!

  9. Beatrice says:

    I found this post through Bloglovin, and I actually feel like many of these could apply to me and finally I felt like being tired all of the time isn’t weird. I don’t drink a lot of water, I don’t exercise a lot, and I honestly should go see a doctor to do a health check. Thanks for motivating me and making me see things clearly!

  10. Pauline Talbot says:

    Very helpful and extremely helpful

  11. the sleepless one says:

    Low thyroid function can also have a detrimental effect on sleep .

    Certain medications (such as those taken to control blood pressure, as well as asthma medications) can adversely effect a person’s quality of sleep.

    Having ADD, can also make it difficult to a consistent night ‘a sleep,
    due to overproductive adrenal function, which disrupts REM sleep.

    Longterm exposure to ongoing external stresses, can also
    Impair a person’s quality of sleep.

    Hormonal imbalance (menopause, or petimenopause) can also make
    make sleep elusive.

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