Why Men Have Low Energy (Serial) – Part 3
What Causes Low Energy in Men and What are Their Choices
Your fatigue may be due to a lack of sleep or poor sleep quality. You may feel tired if you don’t have good sleep habits, work at night and sleep during the day, or simply skip sleep altogether to get more done.
A good sleep fortifies the body, rebuilds both tissue and energy, and allows the body to function better when awake. While 8 hours of sleep is highly recommended, go for at least 6 hours – that’s four 90-minute REM (rapid eye movement) periods. Usually that suffices, at least in the short term. Avoid sleeping in noisy or highly lighted areas if possible and avoid looking at your smartphone! Also it may help to perform a small ritual before you lie down. Some people find that reflecting on the positive happenings of the day or affirming a positive outlook for the morrow helps. Others read or listen to music. Find something that soothes you and calms you down as you drift off to slumberland.
However, you may suffer from a sleep disorder that prevents quality sleep even if you allow enough time for it. Sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apnea can rob you of quality sleep by constantly disrupting your breathing. Restless leg syndrome is another disorder that can negatively affect sleep.
If you have a sleep disorder like those above, give yourself a break and see a doctor or sleep specialist. You may need specific therapies or even medication to overcome such disorders but the results of better sleep can not be overrated – do it!
A portion of this third excerpt (of seven) is from an article, published by HealthLine.com, that was drawn from publications by the following organizations –
– National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)
– Sleep Foundation
– Mayo Clinic
– National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
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