Why Am I So Tired? The Naturopathic Approach to Fatigue

Nothing is more important to your health than good sleep. Many people either don’t get enough sleep or it is of poor quality. They struggle with fatigue day after day. It’s difficult to focus, concentrate, and perform your tasks at work or around the house. You may find yourself desiring a nap frequently and don’t have the time to do so. It’s frustrating and anxiety-producing. The cause of fatigue and the inability to sleep can be a number of different things. Often, the cause can be determined by applying holistic methods where the body is treated as a whole with each part working together. This naturopathic approach takes these steps.

Getting Good Sleep

Naturally, the first step in combating fatigue is to improve sleep. The average adult needs at least 7-8 hours each night. You should set up a regular schedule where you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. This will train your body when to sleep. It’s also important to have your bedroom set up for good sleep. It should be dark, quiet, and on the cool side. You shouldn’t have a television or any electronic devices with screens in your bedroom. They are serious sleep disruptors.

Getting Rest

Rest may seem synonymous with sleep but it is a different thing. Rest doesn’t require falling asleep. It’s about taking the time to relax and get away from the demands of the day. You can meditate, read, listen to music, or have a cup of tea. Anything that helps to relax and restore you will be helpful in preventing fatigue.

Exercise Regularly

For your body to function properly, you need regular exercise. You don’t have to train like an Olympian. Light exercise such as a brisk 30-minute walk four times a week. will suffice. Even if you can only manage 10 minutes of movement a couple times a day will energize you and reduce fatigue.

Reduce Stress

Stress and anxiety are bad for overall health and significant producers of fatigue. Although it’s not realistic to completely eliminate it from your life, it is essential to take the steps necessary to manage stress. Spending time outdoors works well for many people. The sights, sounds, and smells of nature can be very soothing. Spending quality time with family and friends as well as engaging in hobbies you enjoy can also be very helpful.

Eat Well

A balanced and healthy diet is also key to reducing fatigue. Proper nutrition provides energy, the materials for the body to build new cells, and for fighting and preventing disease. Good nutrition can also help you sleep better. Avoid proteins heavy in fat and calories. Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains should make up the bulk of your diet. Avoid processed foods altogether. You’ll sleep better and have more energy throughout your busy day.

If you feel tired all day, take the steps you need to reduce fatigue and feel energetic. Contact the Holistic Vitality Center at (919) 848-3333 for health services that take a naturopathic approach to wellness. It may have a positive impact on your health and quality of life.

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