Are you tired all the time? Do you fall into bed at the end of the day and despite getting a full night’s sleep, still wake up feeling unrefreshed and fatigued? If you do not jump out of bed every morning with a spring in your step, you may be suffering fatigue.
Most people today are living extremely stressful, busy lives, so it is normal to experience tiredness some of the time. The tiredness generally resolves itself after some rest and relaxation. Increasingly though, persistent, unremitting tiredness is becoming a major problem for a number of people. Fatigue is a common presenting complaint, but is also misunderstood and at times even dismissed, particularly if there is no easily identifiable cause.
What causes fatigue?
Things that may lead to fatigue include:
Poor energy production at the cellular level will leave you feeling tired. To increase your energy levels, you need to ensure that your mitochondria are working at full capacity for optimal energy. Mitochondria are the “power house” within every cell – they make energy to keep each cell in your body functioning well. If mitochondrial function is impaired, you will have reduced energy production.