Why Am I Tired and Sleepy All the Time?

When you always feel tired and sleepy, it can be really hard to do your best work. It can affect your productivity, mental health, and overall quality of life.

When you don't get enough sleep, you can feel tired and sleepy during the day. Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night, which is why it's important to get enough sleep each night.

Some people may have trouble sleeping because of sleep disorders, such as insomnia, sleep apnoea, or restless leg syndrome. If you think you may have a sleep disorder, you should speak with your healthcare provider to get an accurate diagnosis and the necessary treatment.


                                                             Stress causes sleepiness

Stress can make you feel tired and sleepy. Because of that, your body releases stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones can interfere with your sleep and make you feel really tired during the day. If you have anxiety or depression, you may feel constantly tired and lethargic. It's important to get help if you're struggling with mental health issues.


                                            Underlying medical conditions affect sleep

Sometimes people feel tired or sleepy because of a medical condition. Some medical conditions that can cause fatigue include anemia, hypothyroidism, or chronic fatigue syndrome.

There are a few things you can do to help manage fatigue and sleepiness. Some of these include changing your lifestyle, addressing the underlying causes, and getting more rest. 

Here are a few tips to help you feel more alert and awake throughout the day.



                                                    Develop a consistent bed routine

Develop a consistent routine. Go to bed and wake up at the same time daily, even on weekends. This will help you get a good night's sleep and improve the quality of your sleep.


                                                           Exercise daily

Physical activity helps you have more energy and good sleep. You should aim to do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.


                                                       Practise having a balanced diet

A healthy diet includes foods that are both balanced and nutritious. It provides you the energy needed throughout the day. 

                                                    Avoid caffeine and alcoholic drinks

It's important to limit how much caffeine and alcohol you drink so you don't have too much energy in the short term, but you'll also get more sleep in the long run. Try not to drink too much caffeine or alcohol before bedtime, so you can get a good night's sleep.


                                                                Take short breaks

Whenever you are working for a long time, take short breaks to move around and take your eyes off the screen. This can help you stay alert and energetic.

Final Thoughts 

Stress can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep and make you feel tired during the day. Relaxation techniques can help you manage your stress and improve your sleep.

If you have been trying to make changes to your lifestyle to improve your energy levels, but you are still feeling tired and sleepy, it may be time to speak with your healthcare provider. Your doctor may recommend additional testing or refer you to a specialist to help you better manage your symptoms.

Overall, feeling tired and sleepy a lot can be a frustrating and overwhelming experience. However, by addressing the underlying causes of fatigue and making some lifestyle changes, you can improve your energy levels and overall quality of life. If you are struggling with fatigue and sleepiness, it is important to talk with your healthcare provider to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.


Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.