3 Reasons You’re Tired Right Now

3 Reasons You’re Tired Right Now

Well, right now it’s the end of March 2020, and many of us have been quarantining ourselves for the past two weeks (or longer). This has been a great opportunity for many for extra naps, working less, and generally slacking off. Of course, some people have been working harder than ever, but for the rest of you - why are you tired if you’re not working as much? The answer probably lies in some, part, or all of the following reasons:

1. Sleep. Wait, what? You’re getting enough sleep, right? Maybe - but are you going to bed at the same time every night and getting up at the same time every day? For some even the slightest fluctuations in sleeping patterns can throw off the natural hormonal rhythm that our bodies can get used to. And if you’re following your normal sleeping pattern, you still may be waking up periodically because of…

2. Stress. Well, this is a no-brainer really. Of COURSE stress is going to make you sleep less at night and then of COURSE you’re going to be more tired. Well, for some people they may feel stress but don’t notice any interruptions in their sleep. What’s going on? Well, stress can affect your sleep but it can also drain your energy while awake and make you tired that way as well. In this case your stress is activating the fight-or-flight response in your body, and the fluctuating levels of adrenaline and cortisol leave you feeling exhausted. Try more than ever to organize your time so that you’re including time to rest, meditate, play - whatever takes your mind far away from the stresses going on right now.

3. Pain. This is usually an area we can help with at Yellow Gazebo, what with a team of more than 25 people that include chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and more, but during the COVID-19 quarantine we’re definitely limited in what we can offer for face-to-face treatment. If your pain is not serious enough to warrant seeing someone in person at YG right now, or if it is but you still want to be safe and stay home, there are still things you can do. For example, apply heat to painful areas, or alternate hot and cold (20 minutes each) if you find this gives you better relief. Of course medications prescribed by your doctor might help, and you may want to exercise a little to keep blood moving. Finally, check out some of our videos on social media or YouTube - the ones being made right now are especially meant for those of us stuck at home, and many are exercises for pain relief.

Of course diet can play a role too - limit sugar and alcohol intake and load up on vegetables. And try to meditate and/or practice deep breathing techniques - this can help a lot with feeling tired. Finally, watch comedies or look up humorous things to read, because laughter can go a long way to boosting energy levels.

If you’d like some more information, would like to book a free consultation or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at info@yellowgazeboclinic.com, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.

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