1. Poor Sleep
Can’t fall asleep, can’t stay asleep or have poor quality sleep? This may be due to medical issues, so it is important you get investigated, particularly if sleep apnoea is suspected. Often it is the worries of the day cycling round and round that is the culprit of poor sleep!
2. Nutritional deficiencies
Rushing around, stressed out, too busy to eat? Eating on the run, so your digestive juices are not adequately secreted? You may be either eating unhealthy food, or not digesting properly or both. Common deficiencies that affect your energy are iron, B vitamins, zinc Magnesium and vitamin D.
3. Stress and the nervous system
Chronic stress can leave you stuck in ‘flight or fight mode’, otherwise known as the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). You need by switch to your ‘relax mode’ – parasympathetic nervous system (PNS).
4. Poor adrenal function
Your cortisol is produced by your adrenals. Your sleep and energy levels are affected if your cortisol levels are too high or too low.
5. Thyroid issues
An underactive thyroid is one of the most common issues I see in women with fatigue. They may even have been told their thyroid is ok when it’s not.