Why am I so tired?

Fatigue remains to be a condition which can have an unknown cause but may be due to factors listed below.  Being tired all the time can impact on all aspects of our life.  The good news is the guess work can be removed with bioresonance!


Can’t concentrate, feeling sluggish and low in energy? You probably need some water. Studies show that even moderate dehydration could drain your energy and significantly reduce your level of alertness, concentration and may even cause mood swings. Get into the habit of drinking a glass of water in the morning before you do anything. Overnight, your body loses water and becomes slightly dehydrated, that’s why you feel lethargic minutes after waking up. Over the entire day, make sure you drink 7-8 glasses of water.


Some drugs, such as antidepressants and beta-blockers (medications used to treat high blood pressure and migraine), can deplete energy and make you tired.  If you suspect that the medicine you are taking is making you feel lethargic, talk to your doctor and naturopath for an alternative. If there’s none, ask if you can take it before going to bed.

Mobile phones

Studies show that sleeping with a mobile phone beside you can significantly affect your quality of sleep, both being awakened by a call, text or email in the middle of the night, and the emission of artificial blue light that suppresses your melatonin – the hormone that regulates sleep.

Too much exercise

Exercising is definitely good for you, as long as you don’t overdo it. While physical workout reduces your cortisol levels, too much sweating can actually raise cortisol production. Try mixing up interval training with strength training.

Low iron

Through a simple blood test, you can determine whether or not you are low in iron. This mineral is important in transporting oxygen in your blood streams, and in eliminating toxic wastes from your cells. Iron deficiency can make you feel sluggish and worn out even if you do less physical activities. It may also lead to more serious conditions, such as anaemia.

Post-viral fatigue

This type of fatigue can be a reason why you feel tired, even months after having a virus.  Perhaps the virus is actually latent or dorment in your system? An example is Epstein Barr Virus (EBV).

Underactive thyroid

An underactive thyroid gland can result in a variety of symptoms including fatigue, unexplained weight gain, low mood, cold hands and feet, constipation and low mood.  1 in 4 women are walking around with an underactive thyroid so the best bet is to ask your doctor or naturopath for a full thyroid panel – TSH, T4, T3, Reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies.

Poor sleep

Are you getting a good 8 hours of restful sleep?  Do you find it difficult falling asleep or staying asleep?  Perhaps there are issues with your serotonin-melatonin pathways.  Consider trying Vitex (Chaste tree) 1000mg dose before bed.  Or is it because you are not getting enough oxygen into your blood or have been diagnosed with sleep apnoa.  Apart from being managed appropriately by your GP and naturopath, consider Buteyko breathing technique – a simple system of small movements coupled with simple breathing that tends to diminish stress and induce sleep.

Nicotine &/or alcohol

Nicotine is a stimulant so smoking can prevent you getting quality sleep. Alcohol has a similar effect – maybe helping you get to sleep then waking you up in the middle of the night. Speak to your doctor, pharmacist or naturopath about quit smoking programmes and reducing alcohol intake (or stopping – depending on circumstances).


It is possible you may be tired because your pH is more acid than alkaline. This is called acidosis. This is important to rectify by eating an alkaline diet and having a healthy lifestyle.

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