Tired of getting tired in the middle of the day? There are a variety of different factors that contribute to losing energy midday. We often call this the afternoon slump, which is a short-term form of fatigue that can be experienced in the long term by a significant portion of the population. Today we are going to talk about some of these reasons why you’re losing midday energy.
As humans, we run on our circadian rhythm, the body’s sleep and wake cycle. Circadian Rhythm can be disrupted by light exposure at the wrong times, sleep pattern changes, and most importantly electronic usage. When the circadian rhythm is disrupted you can experience a lack of sleep which will leave you tired in the middle of the day.
Poor health choices like lack of or excessive exercise, a poor diet high in sugars and refined carbs, alcohol, smoking, and possibly illicit drugs can cause you to feel excessive fatigue midday. Dehydration is another reason many feel fatigued in the middle of the day.
Sometimes, a very large meal in the middle of the day will cause fatigue. If you find that daytime fatigue seems to follow large lunches, perhaps consider smaller portions.
Physical Health Conditions
Many medical conditions have side effects that can cause fatigue. These medical conditions include the following:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Infections including cold and flu
- Sleep disorders like insomnia
- Eating disorders like anorexia
- Autoimmune disorders
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
Mental Health Issues
Conditions like anxiety and depression can leave your body in a state of exhaustion. This is especially true if these conditions are preventing you from living a healthy lifestyle. These conditions will have individuals eating too much or too little of, often, a very poor diet. A racing mind at night can prevent decent sleep as well.
Do You Need To Talk To A Doctor?
If making changes to your lifestyle habits such as getting more sleep, eating a healthier diet, and reducing stressors have not improved the level of fatigue you experience midday, you may want to consider seeking a professional medical opinion to determine if there is a more serious underlying cause such as the physical and mental health issues mentioned above.
Severe cases of prolonged fatigue, if due to a medical condition or chronic insomnia, can cause serious health problems such as fever, unexplained weight loss, temperature sensitivity, unexplained bleeding, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, severe abdominal pain, etc. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please seek medical attention immediately.
Fight Midday Fatigue
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