If you are constantly feeling tired and sluggish with a complete lack of energy, it is likely that you are suffering from fatigue.
We have all probably suffered from fatigue at one point or another. Fatigue is basically the sum of being completely mentally and physically exhausted, according to Medical News Today. This can be a huge burden on one's every day life and can affect work, social life, and motivation in general.
What causes fatigue?
Fatigue can be caused by a multitude of things. It could range from not getting enough sleep at night, to other underlying health problems and medical conditions. However, lets go through some common causes, provided by Medical News Today, that may be the problem.
Mental Health disorders such as stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia, just to name a few, can all be causing that everlasting tiredness. If you suspect that you may be suffering from bad mental health, consult with your doctor as soon as you can.
If you suffer from continuous pain from conditions such as fibromyalgia and joint pain, "the combination of pain and lack of sleep can cause persistent tiredness and fatigue."
If you are living a lifestyle with a lack of physical activity this can cause a decrease in energy and can make it harder to perform every day tasks.
It is recommended that we achieve around 7-8 hours of sleep every night. If we are not getting enough sleep, it can leave us feeling fatigued and tired for the rest of the day.
Certain drugs and medications
Be careful when taking medication and be knowledgable of the side affects. Medical News Today claim that "some antidepressants, antihypertensives, statins, steroids, antihistamines, medication withdrawal, sedatives, and anti-anxiety drugs can cause fatigue."
Diseases and medical conditions
Fatigue can be a sign that you may have an underlying medical condition, health problem, or infection. If this is something you are concerned about/have other concerning symptoms, please consult with your GP.
Make sure you keep track of lifestyle and visit a doctor to identify a cause.