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“Five Reasons You Always Feel Tired”

Do you walk around feeling like a zombie? If so, this might be the reasons. 1) Poor sleep quality. We sleep for 1/3 of our lifetimes (about 24.9 years). Insomnia or sleep deprivation may be a risk factor for cancer, arteriosclerosis, diabetes, arthritis and cataracts. Insufficient sleep has been linked to a wide variety of health problems, including pain, heart disease and cancer. Insufficient sleep is also the primary reason for always feeling tired. According to a 2007 British study, people who do not get enough sleep are more than twice as likely to die of heart disease. Getting less than seven hours of sleep increases the risk of weight gain and less than six hours leads to unclear thinking. Hot and stuffy bedrooms are linked to poor sleep. Instead, a bedroom temperature of 65-70° F is recommended for best sleep. The brain remains active during sleep. Sleep is characterized by periods of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep activity, which includes eye movement, rapid firing of neurons, and loss of muscle tone. During sleep, neurotoxic waste is cleared from the brain, thus making sleep restorative. Seven to 8 hours of sleep are useless if those hours are of poor quality. This could be why you’re always tired. Maybe you have a partner who snores, or a pet who needs to be on top of you in order to feel secure in the night.  Download the article for the other reasons.

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