There’s no doubt about it — this is the age of doing and, as a result, people today live incredibly busy lives. Whether it’s going to and from social engagements, balancing work with family and friends, taking care of kids, or a combination of them all, chances are your chaotic schedule takes a heavy toll on your energy. And while it’s easy to attribute this to a lack of sleep, there are other reasons why you are tired all the time.
Studies suggest that women generally feel more tired than men, meaning they are more likely to experience symptoms of exhaustion like depression, unhealthy cravings, and headaches. And there are plenty of reasons why women are tired, such as shorter circadian sleep rhythms, stress, and hectic schedules. Unfortunately, many women struggle to find the cause of their exhaustion, so they stick with the same habits and continue to find energy at the bottom of a Starbucks cup. But more often than not, the solution to their sleep woes lies in a few simple lifestyle adjustments. Here are eight surprising reasons you may be feeling tired, and easy solutions that will be sure to make exhaustion a thing of the past.