Wake-up Tired ?! Causes and Cures

Wake-up fatigue is not normal and can be the result of several factors. Frequent non-refreshing sleep that cannot be explained by a change in lifestyle is a sign that something is wrong. It is therefore important to investigate and address the causes of these problems.

Sleep needs are very different for different people and ages. An adult sleeps an average of 7 to 8 hours a night but some will need 11 to 12 hours of sleep to feel rested. The ideal length of sleep is therefore specific to each individual. It is the time of sleep that will allow you to be fit and effective when you wake up.

When sleep is not restorative and does not constitute a real rest, you can feel tired when you wake up: getting up then becomes difficult. In case of fatigue, the activities of daily life, which are usually easy to perform (work, housework, children’s homework, etc.), become a chore.

“Sleep is an excellent indicator of a person’s general state of health and their relationship with their environment,” according to Dr. Valaxt, a researcher in a unit of INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale en France) specialized in the study of sleep and dreams. It is therefore important to monitor your sleep and pay attention to the changes you are experiencing.
The causes of fatigue upon awakening can be multiple. This is not a phenomenon to be taken lightly because this fatigue can be linked to a

psychological or physical problem.

When the psyche takes over….
This feeling of non-rest may be due to stress, overwork at work, excessive leisure activities or even unbalanced or insufficient nutrition. To know where this fatigue comes from, it is necessary to analyze the changes that may have occurred recently in your life. Wake-up fatigue is one of the signals sent by the body to make the person who suffers from it understand that their lifestyle does not suit them.

Attention

Non-refreshing sleep is also a symptom of depression. Constant fatigue, insomnia, loss of motivation are signals that must be monitored. Do not hesitate to discuss this with your doctor.

Fatigue and illness

A state of fatigue upon waking up that has lasted for several weeks may be a warning sign of an illness, as many may manifest themselves through these symptoms. Whether it is fatigue caused by an exhausting illness such as influenza, osteoarthritis, cancer or a silent condition such as anemia or thyroid disorder, it is important not to take unrefreshing sleep lightly and consult a specialist without delay.

This unexplained fatigue may also be a sign of sleep apnea. The sleeper punctually blocks his breathing, which causes a decrease in blood oxygenation and forces the heart to work harder to fill this lack of oxygen. The sleeper

This feeling of non-rest may be due to stress, overwork at work, excessive leisure activities or even unbalanced or insufficient nutrition. To know where this fatigue comes from, it is necessary to analyze the changes that may have occurred recently in your life. Wake-up fatigue is one of the signals sent by the body to make the person who suffers from it understand that their lifestyle does not suit them.

Changing your lifestyle

It is important to modify certain habits in order to sleep better and avoid any risk of fatigue upon waking up.

– Getting enough sleep is the first rule to follow so that you don’t feel tired when you wake up. To do this, you have to listen to your body (yawning, heavy eyelids, tingling in the neck…).

– Practicing a regular sporting activity allows you to relax, to relieve the pressure accumulated during the day and to tire your body in order to have a real restorative sleep.

– Eat a balanced diet (fruit, vegetables, cereals, etc.) and drink at least 1.5L of water per day.

– Limit alcohol and cigarettes that have harmful effects on sleep quality. Alcohol and nicotine are responsible for very disturbed sleep (frequent awakenings, reduction in the duration of deep sleep…).

– Avoid excessively strong stimuli before bedtime, whether they are auditory, intellectual or visual (computer screen, excessive brightness, video games, etc.).

To remedy it naturally….

In order to fight against this fatigue, many food supplements and plants can be used. Caffeine, vitamin C or iron cures can be used to counter this constant fatigue thanks to their invigorating and relaxing properties.

Phytotherapy is also a good way to relieve temporary fatigue. Anise, red vine or rosemary herbal teas can be very good remedies for fatigue. As well as rhodiola, schisandra, ginseng and eleutherococcus.

Taking antiasthenes (amino acids, mineral elements, vitamins, stimulants, reconstituents, fortifiers…) can also help you feel more toned and stimulated.