I’m Always Tired. Why — and What Can I Do to Change It?
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Sleep expert Michelle Drerup, PsyD, answers this one about chronic fatigue.
Q: I’m always tired. Why? — and what can I do to change it
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A: Start by focusing on sleep. Often, it’s a chronic lack of sleep that erodes your energy over time. After a while, you can feel like you’re draggin’ your wagon every day.
It’s challenging because our busy, caffeine-fueled lives can get in the way of a good night’s rest. Even when we finally get into bed, it can be hard to shut our minds off.
If this sounds familiar, here’s the good news. There are changes you can make, starting tonight, to improve your ability to get a good night’s sleep — which ultimately, will help you feel less tired.
Try the following:
Sleep expert Michelle Drerup, PsyD