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Strange Things That Can Make You Tired

By Sara Butler

There are a lot of mysteries in life. Why you get enough sleep each night but still feel exhausted the next day is one of those mysteries. When you're doing everything right, where are you going wrong? It turns out there are some very strange and counterintuitive things that may be to blame for your tiredness. Here are just a few of them to help you figure out the mystery of your fatigue.

You Carry Too Much

You may love your messenger bag or your bucket bag to carry stuff around in, but sometimes if you're carrying too much stuff it can literally weigh you down and make you feel tired. If you carry a lot of stuff around on a daily basis, make sure to switch which side you carry it on often. And clean it out each day so you're not carrying around snacks from six months ago or roughly 25 pounds in loose change.

You Drink Too Much Caffeine

Whether it's your favorite coffee drink or diet soda, having too much caffeine during the day can spell disaster when it's time to go to bed at night. Plus, caffeine can dehydrate you and dehydration can make you feel drained of energy and like you're dragging your feet. Switch out a few of your caffeinated beverages each day for a water bottle to help you cut some caffeine out and keep yourself hydrated all day long.

You Dress Too Comfortably

We're not suggesting that you buy uncomfortable clothes on purpose, but it's important to know that the more comfortable you are in your clothes, the higher chance you have of tricking your mind that it's time for bed. Your clothing choices can trick your body into feeling woken up, so even if you don't go into the office every day, it may not be a bad idea to dress like you are.

You Eat A Lot of Fruit

If you eat fruit for your midday snack it's a good choice, but the sugar content in some fruits may be spelling your sleepy afternoon doom. When a fruit is high in sugar it may cause your blood sugar to spike and then crash. But don't give up hope on your fresh fruit snack, just make a smarter choice. Pair it with a protein to slow down its impact on your blood sugar. You know, a little pineapple with cottage cheese or nuts with an orange may be the way to go.

Examine your habits if you find you're tired all the time so you can try to spot the reason why.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Queen Creek, Ariz.

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