You’ll be surprised at all the other possible reasons!
- Dehydration – Now that we are experiencing such a CRAZY hot summer, BE SURE to stay hydrated. No, this does not mean drink soda, alcohol or sugary juices. Water, milk, and homemade smoothies will keep your body going and make you feel more energized!
- Medication – If you are on meds for whatever reason (cold, fever, high blood pressure, can’t sleep and etc.), take the meds BEFORE bed. Some pills have chemicals in them that will make your body more susceptible to wanting to sleep, so taking them in the morning right before work is a big no no! There are also meds out there, over the counter and prescription, that thin the blood, so ask your doctor for more information before popping those happy pills!
- Cellphones – Study shows that 20% or more teens get waken up in the middle of the night due to a call or text, disrupting the deep sleep REM cycle. Put your phones on silent people! If you’re expecting a call, then keep it on vibrate so that you don’t wake up the rest of the people in your house, but don’t let this be a daily routine! No one really wants to talk to you on the phone at four in the morning, not even your significant other.
- Low iron levels in blood – When your blood is iron deficient, you feel fatigued. Iron is present in hemoglobin, the transport protein that delivers oxygen to your red blood cells. Putting two and two together, low iron=low oxygen levels. Try shooting hoops or playing football with half a lung. You’ll be gasping for breath. If you have low iron levels, do yourself a favor and eat some spinach, take some Flinstone vitamins, or go see your doctor and ask for other options.