Even after sleeping long hours and sitting all day you might ask yourself “why am I so tired?”. This is actually very common and could be due to a number of reasons raging from simple lifestyle choices to actual Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Wherever you are on that spectrum, we are here to help.
In this article you will learn:
- Potential causes of being tired all the time
- Natural Simple Solutions
- What to do if it’s actually Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- An overall, natural solution to ALL causes of constant fatigue including CFS, based around Breath Work Meditation and all Natural Supplements.
Why am I so tired?
Like mentioned above, feeling tired all the time could be due to a number of things so the solution is always tailored to each individual case. Like with most health challenges, the answer is usually hidden in areas we didn’t think of before.
We must look at tiredness not so much as the problem, but rather the signal, or the symptom of a different issue that must be dealt with in your life.
Let’s talk about the more obvious answers first, and then gradually dig into the more complex cases.
Lack Of Quality Sleep – Not reaching Deep Sleep
If you’re getting lots of sleep and still wonder “why am I so tired?”, it might be that even though you’re sleeping a lot, you’re actually not reaching Deep Sleep.
Energy restoration, cell regeneration, growth and repair of tissues and bones plus straightening of the immune system all happen during Deep Sleep. If you’re not reaching it every night, it’s normal to be tired during the day.
This might be for a number of reasons.
It’s been proven that a diet high in fat (fries, burger, hotdog) has a direct correlation with sleep deprivation, irritability, low levels of cognitive function, and daytime sleepiness. People that consume too much fat can sleep, but have problems reaching states of Deep Sleep.
If you ever speak with someone who has switched towards a vegetarian lifestyle, or at least that is consciously eating more veggies and balanced meals, they will always tell you that they’ve noticed an increase in energy.
Such a simple switch might be the simple answer to the question “why am I so tired”.
Sciences has concluded that exercising promotes sleep. Even for those with chronic insomnia, exercising has proven to be effective in helping insomniacs fall asleep faster, deeper and longer.
The simple answer to “why am I so tired” could be a bit more regular physical activity.
Sometimes, feeling tired might discourage you from physical activity, however if you push yourself through a simple bike ride or a few jumping jacks, you’ll find yourself actually having a boost of energy. Exercising, or even dancing for example, will get your heart and temperature pumping. This will give you some adrenaline and energy.
Feeling tired has been also linked to anxiety and depression, and exercise has a stronginfluence in reducing these symptoms.
It’s possible however that exercise makes you actually feel worse. This is a common symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There’s a solution for that too. We’ll get back to it.
Depression and anxiety
These conditions can be very energy draining. Fortunately, relaxation and proper meditation techniques have been proven to be effective in curing depression and anxiety. If this is your case, we highly recommend you visit this webinar. It’s free, and happens every Sunday.
Many have cured their depression and have stopped taking antidepressants with this method. If you feel like you’re stuck in a depressing situation and feel like there’s no way out, it’s ok, you’re not alone.
Attend this free event and seriously spend some time meditating. By taking the time to sit down and observe your thoughts, sooner or later you will be able to find a way out.
Once you figure out a plan towards where you want to go, the simple fact of taking action will make you feel better and give you a boost of energy in the mornings that will only grow over time. Instead of wondering “why am I so tired” you might start wondering “where is this energy coming from?”.
Cookies, ice cream, sodas, dessert, juices, breakfast cereals, canned fruits, spaghetti sauce, barbecue sauce, white bread, white rice, regular pasta…when you start looking into it you won’t believe how much refined sugar we consume everyday.
Contrary to normal belief, sugar doesn’t really give you energy. It actually can make you sleepy. When there’s too much glucose (sugar) in the blood stream, it oppresses the activity of Orexin neurons in the brain, which play a huge role on sleep regulation.
It’s been found that sufferers of Narcolepsy, a disorder where the person can fall asleep at random times, have a lack of Orexin in their system. Science also concluded that Orexin neurons stimulate parts in the brain, like dopamine systems, necessary to being awake.
It’s normal that artificial numbing of these neurons causes the body to feel sleepy and too much sugar does such a thing.
Stress is actually the biggest epidemic of our time. Many, many chronic illnesses can be traced back to stress, including heart attacks, inflammation issues and even cancer. If you wonder “why am I so tired” then maybe the question should be “what is stressing me out?”.
It’s very possible that a busy life is making you numb to your own feelings and sensitivity to your own stress. Or maybe you know it deep down and are not facing it. Alcohol, drugs, bad food…these could all be escapes to a lingering stress running in the back of your head.
If you don’t deal with it, this is how stress transforms into life threatening conditions.
It’s ok to be stressed out.
We all have money issues, relationship challenges, etc etc. It’s ok. It’s normal. The problem arrises when we suppress those feelings, resist them or see them as something bad. Over time we might become numb to them and this can express itself in insomnia or unrestful sleep.
Acknowledging stress, accepting it and identifying where it comes from, it’s actually the first step towards healing pretty much everything. Again, you must be honest with yourself and identify the true issue that is bothering you.
By going from “Why am I so tired?” to “What’s stressing me out?” you will start wondering “How can I fix this?”.
Once you deal with this “thing” and proactively find ways towards fixing it, even if it’s not entirely solved, just the fact that you’re doing something about it will naturally make you feel more exited about your life and will wake up looking forward to your day.
Coffee…might not be helping you
Yes, coffee actually has many awesome benefits, not only physical, but also as a peaceful morning ritual. It can put your emotions in the right place to start the day. However, it’s important to not depend on coffee for that. Also, in some cases, the morning coffee is actually a rush in which we’re looking for an extra boost of energy. This is also the case for caffeine energy drinks.
It’s been proven that some can build a tolerance towards caffeine, forcing the user to drink more and more to achieve the same initial “boost”. As a result this also creates a withdrawal when a day goes by without coffee. This is actually physical addiction behaviour and somehow, as a society, we’ve come to believe this is normal.
“Don’t talk to me unless I’ve had my morning coffee”.
Caffeine can be a great long term health ally for you, however you must pay attention to how you’re drinking it. What’s the “emotional vibe” around the coffee. If you enjoy it, good.
If you NEED it…then maybe you have to ask yourself some questions and again, it might be a signal of an issue hiding somewhere else in your life.
Many studies have linked smoking to sleeping problems. There’s evidence that nicotine addiction will actually wake up a person in the middle of the night.
Some research has found that smoking before bed will elongate the time before falling asleep and since so many hours have gone by without smoking, the person will experience withdrawal and restlessness in the morning.
Smoking also lowers lung capacity, which means less oxygen reaches the brain, muscles etc forcing the heart to work harder in order to do the same normal activities. Naturally this makes you feel more tired.
Indian medicine believes that a person is healthy when they are exited to go to work. If you don’t love your job but must pay the bills and feed your children, that’s perfectly fine. We all do what we must. However, sometimes our work might be slowly harming us over time. If such is the case, working too much for the extra money might be costing you far more than the hours you put in.
Some actually love their jobs and look forward to going to work and even though tired, the fact that they’re doing something fulfilling is an enough source of energy to plow through the day with a smile.
If you feel stuck in a career going nowhere and feel like there’s no way out, is very possible that this stress is having a toll in your emotional state.
In this cases, meditation is actually a great way to find peace and the space to find alternatives. By changing the question from “why am I so tired?” to “what can I do about my situation?” you will find a new source of energy.
If this is new to you, know that science is finding more and more evidence on the benefits of meditation which is why we highly recommend you this Sunday webinar.
It has changed many lives already.
Even if you sleep, doesn’t necessary mean you’re reaching Deep Sleep, which means you’re not really resting so it would actually be normal that you’re tired when you’re awake.
The same can be said about breathing. Just because you’re alive, doesn’t mean you’re breathing properly. Why am I so tired? well, most of us breathe only at 20% of our lung capacity and we usually breathe from our chest, instead of our bellies.
Breathing only from the chest actually keeps you stressed and on alert. Sometimes we feel stressed and depressed without even knowing why. In many cases it’s simply because we never learnt how to breathe in a way that is both relaxing and energizing.
Here’s an article dedicated solely to breathing properly. Read it here. You will learn breathing techniques that will boost your energy and help you rest better.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, characterized by extreme fatigue that doesn’t go away for at least six months, is a condition that is actually very challenging to diagnose because there are many illnesses that produce the same symptoms.
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Physical and mental activities actually make you feel worse. This is known as PEM or Post Exertional Malaise.
- A weakened ability to engage in activity of any kind for more than six months
- Other symptoms include difficulty thinking, problems with any and all physical activity, sore throat, and issues with thyroid.
- Swollen nymph nodes in neck and armpits
Scientists believe that CFS happens as a result of a virus or bacteria attack, stress, a weakened immune system or a hormonal imbalance. However each case is very unique so to answer the question “why am I so tired?” the doctor usually has to carefully analyse the patient’s medical history to arrive to any conclusions.
Some say that CFS is actually the last stage of multiple different conditions rather than a condition in itself. Some conditions that resemble CFS are Lyme desease, multiple scleorosis, depression among a few others. Again, the lack of energy could be an expression of something else.
Doctors recognize this and will take a look at the patient lifestyle and history, usually with some blood tests to rule out other potential illnesses and will actually create a long term plan, involving diet and carefully tailored activities and exercises.
You’ll be surprised how oftentimes, doctors will recommend meditation and Yoga.
Studies on chronic fatigue syndrome have also found the state of modern life, over prescribed pharmaceuticals and overworked individuals could be at the root of the condition. It could also be the high demand that computer and phone screens take on our cognitive abilities.
Other full body affecting diseases such as fibromyalgia or thyroid disorders like Graves’ disease can also have a negatively synergistic effect on chronic fatigue syndrome, and may even be the aftermath of a “CFS warning signal.”
What to do?
Even though the causes of CFS are unclear, some things are certain. Given the right environment and space, the body knows how to heal and restore itself. This has been proven over and over by people who have healed crazy “uncurable conditions”.
The Renegade Pharmacist (creator of this blog) himself is living proof. He healed himself from Ulcerative Colitis after having been told by doctors that there was no cure. After going through the process of self restoring his own life, the Renegade Pharmacist has been going around the world helping thousands of people cure chronic illnesses. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one of them.
If you followed the advice given throughout this article, you will have already payed attention to your diet and state of mind. This is the first step towards fixing anything.
If you still feel like you need extra help, here’s where we take things to full speed.
Here’s the Renegade Pharmacist cure all method: SOMA Breathwork and Colostrum Supplements.
Colostrum has an extraordinary effect in managing external health. It contains lactoferrin, and iron regulating proteins that reduce all causes of fatigue such as adrenal fatigue. It contains a thyroid stimulating hormone that supports your thyroid’s ability to deliver regular and healthy energy to the whole body. Why am I so tired will become a thought of the past.
When a baby cow is born, there’s a sort of “pre milk” that the mom produces. This is meant to set healthy calves up for a lifetime of strong and vibrant movement. Once the baby calf has been satisfied by its “first meal” the cow still produces more of this magical substance, which is where the Colostrum supplement comes from.
Colostrum also has a positive effect on cancer reduction, bone growth through DHEA, healthy strains of bacteria that improve your gut biome and dozens of other functions in the body. It really is a miracle working food.
And yes, it will definitely help you with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Learn all about it here.
To call this a meditation barely scratches the tip of the iceberg. These techniques will bring you to new levels of awareness of your body and mind. Experience this mind blowing meditation yourself on this free online event.
Inspired by holotropic breathwork, Vipassana, various independent workshops and the compiled lifetime research of yogis meditators and scientists, the program is practically designed to cure CFS.
“But I’m too tired all the time to meditate.” This exhaustion could stem from a prison of the past, and Soma meditation can set you free.
Therapeutic breathwork techniques are able to lower inflammation, and address an entire spectrum of health issues in both body and mind. By design, this program caters to everyone. Your journey is unique.
Instead of wondering “why am I so tired”, use the power of your mind to visualize your perfect day and use intermittent hypoxic training to increase the quality of your life.
The real prescription we’re making here is for the synergistic effect of the colostrum and Soma program. Apart they are heavily effective pillars of greater and more stable modern health. But together they reprogram your body’s ability to combat fatigue on a cellular level, and reclaim your health in a way you never thought possible.
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Loraine – Renegade Team