Do You Suffer From Tiredness All The Time?
Tiredness All The Time (TATT)is a relatively recent condition that seems to be affecting an ever increasing number of people in our communities, especially women.
There are many reasons why we feel tired. One of the main reasons is that less than 200 years ago, we would sleep when the sun went down, and rise with the sun the next day. This in the winter could be more than 12 hours a day, at a time when our bodies needed time to repair after the hard manual work of the summers.
Recent studies show that the average person today survives on less than 6 hours of sleep a night, after a day fuelled by caffeine, sugar, and stress. It is no wonder that many of us are feeling tired all the time.
Horlick’s ran a survey and nearly 10 million people in the UK said that they were so shattered in the morning that they struggled to get out of bed.
Symptoms of tiredness all the time can include:
Complete lack of energy for life
Inability to get enough sleep, regardless of how many hours slept
Waking up tired and staying that way all day
Loss of libido
There are some physical causes for persistent fatigue, and these can include thyroid disorders, anaemia, diabetes, depression, being under weight or overweight and chronic fatigue or ME. Any chronic disease will require that your body work hard, which can cause fatigue.
Other factors that may be affecting our sleep- wireless networks, too much light in the room or road, noise, snoring, anxiety, or poor sleep- i.e. induced by excesses of alcohol or drugs. Every day life can also be stressful, even when events are happy, for example, planning a wedding, or a new child in the family. If you are anxious about less happy subjects like finances or a break-up, then low grade fatigue can set in, if the situation takes a long time to resolve.
One other subject that does not seem to be mentioned very much when talking about tiredness all the time is the effect that toxins have on our health and how they adversely affect our immune system and overall health.
We are surrounded by a toxic world and our ability to defend ourselves from toxins is weakening all the time. We ingest them on our food and in the water we drink, we clean our houses and cars with them, our bathrooms are full of toxic concoctions that clean us and make us beautiful.. the list goes on and on.
Toxins and pesticides, herbicides and VOC’s all play havoc with our immune system and effectively undermine it to such an extent that it is no longer able to defend you from diseases and viruses, and you become much more vulnerable to attack.
Toxins affect the immune system by mimicking its’ function, which effectively confuses the body. No longer able to differentiate between itself and foreign particles, the body starts to attack itself. This is what an auto-immune disease is and these include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, colitis, fibromyalgia, Chrohn’s disease, some forms of diabetes, and many other diseases that are on the increase worldwide.
The good news is that by removing toxins from your body, you can boost your immune system so that it is able to better defend you from disease, and also increase your energy levels, endurance, strength and stamina.
Tiredness all the time can be a result of many different factors and lifestyle choices. It is clear that your body is wanting you to change some aspects of your life, and detoxifying a body that is asking for help can be a great way to regain your health and vitality.
Written by Caroline Nettle
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