health

You are here > WomenRepublic.co.uk > Health > Medical Advice > Constant Tiredness

What can I do to overcome a constant feeling of tiredness?

More and more women are complaining of constant tiredness. There can be dozens, if not hundreds, of possible reasons for persistent fatigue so finding the root cause can be difficult.

However, there are several steps you can take to help alleviate this tiredness irrespective of the reasons behind it. Five of the most effective are as follows:

Cut out the caffeine
A cup of coffee will reduce tiredness for an hour or so but then make you feel even worse than before you started. Once the caffeine fix wears off, your energy levels will completely collapse.

Welcome the water
The first thing you should do when you feel tired is have a glass of water. Dehydration is the primary cause of many women's constant feeling of tiredness.

Get your sleep
This sounds like a no-brainer but a surprising number of women who complain of chronic fatigue simply aren't getting enough sleep. The human body needs at least seven hours a night to function properly. Also, try to get in to a pattern of going to bed at the same time, as this encourages a deep, restful sleep.

Don't diet too hard
Without sufficient food, your body struggles fro energy and without sufficient energy you will feel tired. Cutting out too many calories from your diet in a bid to lose weight will eventually cause chronic fatigue.

Exercise that tiredness away
You might think that a workout is the last thing you should do when you feel tired but a lack of exercise is actually one of the main causes of low energy levels.

The symptoms, causes and treatment of diabetes.
How to relieve the problem of constipation.
Your options for addressing fertility problems.
Advice and support on dealing with depression.

Fertility & Pregnancy

IVF

Artificial insemination
Learn about the costs, risks and probability of success from this infertility procedure.

Treatment abroad
What you need to know about having fertility treatment overseas.

Gender selection
A guide to the legal and moral aspects of choosing the sex of your baby.

Diet & Weight Loss