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7 Reasons Why You’re Feeling Tired

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If you’re struggling to get through the day without frequent yawns and a strong desire to close your eyes, you’re not alone. Tiredness is something that 45 percent of Americans experience up to three times a week, despite getting seven to eight hours of sleep per night. This can become a real problem when sleepiness starts to interfere with your ability to get through the day. 

When you’re sleeping just fine at night yet can’t fight off the sluggishness or sleepiness throughout the day, your nighttime shut-eye might not be the problem. There are many reasons why you might be craving an afternoon snooze during the day. Here are seven potential causes you should be aware of – and luckily, they’re easy to fix.

1. You have a vitamin deficiency

It should come as no surprise that vitamin levels help power you through the day. And if you’re deficient in iron, there’s a good chance that’s why you’re feeling tired. Harvard Health says fatigue is often the first symptom of anemia which occurs when there aren’t enough red blood cells, or these cells lack enough hemoglobin.

Another potential cause of anemia is a lack of B12, which is responsible for producing red blood cells. If fatigue is something you’re experiencing on a regular basis, then it might be worth getting your vitamin levels tested to see if this is the trigger.

2. You’re eating too much sugar

Sugar is associated with giving you a rush of energy, but what’s inevitable after consuming high levels of sugar? A sugar crash. You may feel a sharp drop in energy about 30 minutes after eating something sweet. This is often due to a quick drop in blood sugar levels as the…

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