Sleep is a wonder for a variety of reasons; it’s good for both brain and body, allowing you to heal during deep sleep phases and restore energy, and having a good sleep schedule makes sure your moods are always good and your focus is through the roof! It’s the perfect thing for setting a good work/life balance.
But when you feel a sense of fatigue hanging over you, more often than not, and you’re sure it’s nothing serious (because the first thing to do would be to see a doctor!), getting enough sleep is very tricky. Not to mention how detrimental it can be to your life, and with that in mind, let’s go through some powerful ways to eliminate lingering tiredness below.
Set a Bedtime
It sounds simple, but it’s one of the best things for ensuring you get into a habit – all it takes is a bit of discipline! You need to get into bed at a certain point and try to fall asleep before a certain point, and while that’s going to be hard at first, you’ll soon get into it. So, have a snack, turn your phone off, leave a small light on if need be. Just let yourself settle into a bedtime routine, and do your best to stick to it.
Look After Your Muscles
Your muscles are a big part of what carries you around day by day, and they’re going to need a rest and recharge when nighttime rolls around. However, when you’re chronically tired, they can get achy and painful very easily, and that’s when you need to bring the heavy guns out. If you’ve got a partner around, why not make it part of your nightly routine to have them massage you a little before you sleep? It’ll certainly help the blood to flow, and push those tension knots out. If not, you can always depend on a professional here, and making an osteopathy appointment will do you a lot of good in the long run.
Commit to Light Exercise
Light exercise, that gets your heart rate going a little without breaking out into a sweat too much, is very good for your body when you’re tired. Not only does it make sure you’re living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, but it wakes you up a little more, and makes sure your rest at night is much more fitful.
Going for a walk, for example, and taking your time as you stroll along. Similarly, turning your favourite tune on and having a dance around a room, once or twice a day, would be very good for you. Even just standing up to cook can be considered light exercise.
Feeling tired almost all the time could be a sign of something dangerous, so be sure to talk to a doctor first. However, if you’re sure nothing is wrong, take ideas like those above into your own hands, and try to eliminate as much of your fatigue as possible.