As people unbutton their pants and curl up on the couch on Thanksgiving night, they often claim the turkey is the reason they’re tired. But is the chosen meat of this holiday really to blame for your sluggish nature? Though the turkey isn’t without fault, could be other reasons you’re tired on Thanksgiving? I raise this question because, as a vegetarian, I don’t ever have turkey. But even without eating meat on Turkey Day, I still find myself completely exhausted by the end of the day. Is it because I’m a mom chasing a toddler, spending too much time prepping, busy entertaining guests, or something else?
How am I supposed to prepare for Black Friday, when all I wanna do is pass out on the couch? For many, the biggest shopping day of the year is just as big of an event as Thanksgiving itself. Why spend it feeling like a zombie? I was determined to get to the bottom of this phenomenon and settle the debate once and for all. Whether your Thanksgiving gathering is more like a Friendsgiving or a large family reunion, chances are you have felt the exhausting effects of the holiday. Here are some non-turkey related reasons you might feel tired on Thanksgiving.