At one time or another, almost everyone wakes up feeling tired. It may be that you have trouble dragging yourself out of bed for an early appointment. While this is normal, having early morning tiredness that persists may indicate a larger problem. This is especially true if you find yourself asking Why am I so tired? or Why am I always tired? even as your day unfolds.
There are many reasons why you may be succumbing to fatigue. And if your tiredness is limiting your life you should definitely take a look at what is causing it.
The first thing you should do is to examine your sleep habits
As a fairly basic aspect of this problem, you must first examine how and when you are sleeping. Of course, different people have different biological rhythms, so there is no one-size-fits-all answer to how long somebody should sleep at night. However, if you find yourself dragging in the morning, you may not be getting enough deep sleep. This may hold true even if your think the amount of hours you spend in bed should definitely be enough.
Are you getting high quality sleep every night?
High quality sleep means sleep without waking up many times during the night. To achieve it you must be relaxed when you go to bed at night. And when you experience it you will feel relaxed when you wake up. A stressful state before you go to bed will limit your ability for your body to relax and rejuvenate during the night.
If you are unable to relax at bed time. A common recommendation is to do some physical exercise or activity a few hours before you go to bed. After warming up your body in this way, it naturally seeks to wind down and releases larger amounts of sleep-inducing hormones, such as melatonin.
Are you suffering from sleep apnea?
Thousands of people are going to bed at a decent hour every night and seemingly sleeping for the entire night. However, they still are left wondering Why am I so tired in the morning? For many, the culprit is sleep apnea. This condition is characterized by frequent, but unnoticeable episodes where the person actually stops breathing. This, of course, interrupts restful sleep as your body awakens enough to trigger your brain and lungs to take another breath. Sleep apnea can be frustrating and extremely tiring. The good news is that it is very treatable.
If you are getting enough high quality sleep but you are still tired, then there may be a hidden medical condition causing your tiredness.