Have you ever experienced something like this: when you wake up in the morning, you feel very tired, in a bad mood, and have no desire to do anything? Indeed, a good night’s rest is absolutely necessary, but morning fatigue is actually caused by something else.
If you slept enough and woke up tired, this is not normal. According to experts, repeated morning fatigue can be a sign of some diseases, so you should tell your doctor about it.
Morning fatigue: symptoms
- Dizziness is possible when getting out of bed
- Dry mouth
- Unexplained muscle pain
- Discomfort in the gastrointestinal tract
- Low blood pressure in the morning (hypotension)
- Dry eyes
- Increased fatigue that worsens during the morning
Possible causes of morning fatigue
Prolonged early morning fatigue is not a disease in itself, but a sign of certain disorders in the body. Your body is not able to restore itself, and you do not have enough energy for a full life.
We all know that usually, the most common reason for this condition is lack of sleep, but there are other aspects to look out for that can lead to further health complications.
It is important to understand that you can seriously associate morning fatigue with the problems that will be discussed further, only if this condition is really long-lasting. This means that fatigue has been observed for at least 2 weeks in a row.
1. Heart diseases
Doctors usually say that the first few hours in the morning are the most dangerous. They often mention the so-called “syncope” caused by low blood pressure, which occurs due to a decrease in blood supply to the brain.
Everyone should know about this. If morning fatigue reoccurs every day and you notice that you barely have enough energy or feel lightheaded, see your doctor right away.
2. Hormonal diseases: Hypothyroidism
If a person suffers from hypothyroidism, he has a deficiency of thyroid hormones, which changes the functions of the body.
Such a lack of hormones slows down the metabolism, which reduces the functional capabilities of the entire body. The patient will feel tired and apathetic, and usually, these manifestations are more pronounced in the morning.
3. Emotional problems
Experts often say that a person’s physical and emotional health depends on how they start their day. This is the time of the beginning of the working day with its duties, affairs, care for children
And if your emotional state is not at the optimal level, then any effort can become an unbearable burden.
Depression is usually characterized by muscle aches and extreme fatigue, apathy, and general depression. Undoubtedly, the worst feeling of well-being is observed in the morning, after waking up.
4. Improper nutrition, strict diets
You should be careful with strict diets. Sometimes people follow strict diets, which eventually lead to very serious malnutrition.
This can disrupt the metabolism, which in severe cases is manifested by fainting, potassium, and sodium imbalance, and, as a result, a change in the water-electrolyte balance.
As a result, it causes heart problems, arrhythmia, and even heart attacks. This should definitely be kept in mind.
Fighting morning fatigue
- First, track how long you have morning fatigue. If this happens for at least two weeks, see a doctor. It may be some previously diagnosed disease: heart problem, hypotension, arrhythmia, etc.
- Take care of your emotional health. If when you wake up in the morning you don’t feel like starting the work day, but instead you want to stay in bed all day, ask yourself why. Deal with your problems, and try to find emotional support from family and friends. Enjoy each new day. Peace and happiness give the most energy to fight fatigue.
- Be careful with diets. Make sure you eat a variety of nutritious foods and drink plenty of fluids.
- Never forget to eat breakfast. This is one of the most important points. Breakfast provides enough energy to fight fatigue.
- Include fruits and fiber in your diet. Do not drink cow’s milk, but replace it with plant-based milk. Consume fiber in foods such as oatmeal, apples with peels, strawberries or blueberries, and nuts. They are also a source of energy and a good mood.
- Prepare your things for the next day in the evening, so that when you wake up in the morning, everything is ready, and all you have to do is have a leisurely breakfast.
- Drink infusions based on ginseng, ginger, or poppy seeds with breakfast at least three times a week. They add energy, and liveliness and strengthen the body.
- Follow a constant regimen. Always eat at the same time, sleep 8 hours a day, find time to rest, and walk for at least half an hour so that the body gets enough sunlight.
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