For many, weakness and drowsiness are inextricable companions of life. Three alarm clocks, a constant delay in waking up, and even after getting up after the cherished “5 minutes” and getting ready for work, many sleep on the way, at work, after it, and when they return home, they struggle with the temptation to fall asleep right on the rug in front of the door. Lack of vitamins, autumn, winter, bad weather are the excuses that we usually find for ourselves. But the appearance of weakness and drowsiness during the day have reasons, sometimes not obvious, but always requiring consultation and control of a specialist.
Weakness and drowsiness: breathe deeply
Lack of oxygen can cause weakness and drowsiness. The fact is that not a single system of the body can fully work without oxygen, the brain will be the most sensitive to deficiency.
One of the main causes of oxygen deficiency will be being in a stuffy room, lack of walks and ventilation of the room. Most of us prefer not to open windows and not ventilate the room from October-November to February-April, which is justified by weather conditions. In office premises, windows do not open at all, comfortable temperatures are regulated thanks to air conditioners or heating systems. Even a couple of months spent in such conditions will cause oxygen starvation, if you do not take action, it can become chronic.
The main symptoms of oxygen starvation are constant weakness and drowsiness. Patients say that even after a full and long sleep, they wake up “broken”, they may have headaches, irritability and unstable mood.
To prevent such consequences and symptoms, wake up refreshed after sleep and at the first alarm call, regular airing of the room will help, preferably twice a day. Better falling asleep and waking up will help airing before going to bed.
Smoking can also negatively affect the condition. Heavy smokers are advised to at least reduce the number of cigarettes per day and not smoke a few hours before bedtime. The negative impact of tobacco smoke is expressed in stealing oxygen from the brain, which causes weakness and drowsiness.
Snoring from the break room
The rolling snoring coming from the bedroom drives everyone around crazy, and it is these unpleasant sounds that are the most common cause of bad mood and sleep disturbance, both in the snorer and in his environment. But this is not the main cause of weakness and drowsiness in the morning.
Snoring is one of the causes of sleep apnea, in which the snorer may stop breathing or be disturbed. Because of this, the tissues of the body do not receive enough oxygen and suffer. The brain, which does not receive the necessary amount of oxygen, wakes up the body, and there can be a lot of such micro-awakenings during the night.
Snoring can cause poor sleep, constant waking cannot improve the quality of sleep, and in the morning it sometimes seems that there was no rest at all. Because of such awakenings, there is practically no deep sleep, when the body’s strength is restored.
Lack of sleep due to snoring is the main cause of drowsiness in the morning, problems with the heart and blood vessels, disorders in the endocrine and nervous systems. By the way, scientists have proven that lack of sleep, weakness and drowsiness in the morning can cause excess weight.
Following strict diets
Almost all girls strive for perfection and try to keep themselves in shape. The main female efforts are directed against aging and weight gain. It is for these reasons that various diets have been so popular for several decades.
Diets are special dietary principles that limit the consumption of certain foods. All diets can be divided into several main groups:
- medical, which must be observed for health reasons;
- for the purpose of losing weight — the most common option.
According to experts, 60% of girls who are constantly experimenting with diets do not need weight loss, from a physiological point of view, it is ideal. But, as they say, there is no limit to perfection.
Weight loss diets involve limiting certain foods that can be sources of important micronutrients, vitamins, and proteins. In their absence, the body goes into energy saving mode. An insufficient amount of sugar, proteins in the diet, due to dieting, causes a breakdown, constant irritability and mood swings. There is a constant desire to just fall and fall asleep, and not wake up for a long time.
The statistics on anemia are relentless and sometimes frightening. According to various sources, about 40% of women suffer from iron deficiency anemia, 15% of whom need treatment. Among women in position, this condition is recorded in every third woman. Even physiologically, women are predisposed to this condition.
Drowsiness and weakness are typical symptoms of anemia. Along with weakness, patients complain of heart palpitations, shortness of breath, problems with the skin, hair and nails.
Depression is also one of the causes of sleepiness during the day. Contrary to popular belief, depression is not always manifested by the desire to hide under the covers, watch the rain, watch a tearful movie or read relevant literature and cry, cry, cry.
In many patients, the symptoms of depression are manifested by drowsiness, weakness, loss of appetite, distraction and lack of concentration. Panic attacks and apathy are also characteristic of depression.
Diseases of the endocrine system
Hypothyroidism is a decrease in thyroid function. At the same time, metabolism slows down throughout the body. Patients feel a desire to climb into the den and hibernate. Only a qualified specialist can diagnose disorders of the thyroid gland after examination, questioning and some tests.
It is necessary to consult with a specialist if you experience weakness, drowsiness, gaining extra pounds and a tendency to sudden mood swings.
Dehydration disturbs the electrolyte balance, and this causes drowsiness. In order for dehydration to form, it is not at all necessary to walk for several days in the desert. Excessive physical activity can provoke dehydration, especially when girls begin to prepare for the beach season in a few weeks. The cause of dehydration can be alcohol abuse, coffee, diarrhea and vomiting, taking certain medications. One of the causes of dehydration is diabetes.
There are quite a few reasons for weakness and drowsiness, and many of them accompany us constantly — snoring, an inactive, literally reclusive lifestyle, sometimes these are illnesses. If such symptoms are constantly present, then a specialist consultation is necessary, because all this can be a manifestation of the disease.