Still feeling tired and drowsy after 8 hours of sleep? Read on to know the reasons

Feeling super tired even after getting a full 8-9 or even 12 hours of sleep at night?
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After waking up in the morning, are you feeling as though you haven't slept in ages, even after getting a solid and healthy 8 hours of sleep? The grogginess and fatigue may trail behind you throughout the day wanting you to climb back into bed. But ever wondered the reasons behind this? Following could be the reasons behind it.

 

Mental health

Depression and anxiety doesn't necessarily make you sleep more, in fact it makes it super difficult for you to get out of bed in the morning after a long slumber, which could lead to excess sleep. In case you are lacking the energy and strength to get on with the day’s work, consult your GP regarding the same.

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Napping

Taking an afternoon nap is something common. But the duration of your nap is very crucial. According to various studies, it has been clinically proven that taking a nap up to 20-30 minutes can be refreshing, but any longer than that is not advised as this might affect your sleeping pattern at night. Also, waking up in midst of you nap can leave you even more groggy for extended hours.

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Thyroid

Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid, a gland that produces hormones to control sleepiness and hunger is under-active. Most often this happens to be a cause for oversleeping. If you are feeling sluggish and tired after a proper sleep, meet a doctor and get a blood test done to check for hypothyroidism.

 

Dehydration

Inadequate fluid intake can lead to a drop in blood pressure levels slowing the delivery of oxygen to the brain, which can leave you feeling flat. Make sure that you have 6-8 glasses of water-based drinks including tea and coffee. Also, flush out all the toxins regularly.    

 

 

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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where your airway becomes partially or completely blocked during sleep, causing you to briefly stop breathing throughout the night. When this happens, your body becomes temporarily starved of oxygen and this can cause your brain to jolt awake so that you can breathe normally. This disruption of sleep can happen so suddenly and quickly that you don’t fully wake up or remember the episodes even if they occur multiple times a night. Common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea include snoring, waking up with a headache in the morning, excessive daytime sleepiness and insomnia.

 

Alcohol

It is common for all of us to have a drink or two before calling it a day. While alcohol relaxes you initially, it can compromise your sleep quality even if you get proper 8 hours of sleep because the chemicals in alcohol disrupt your sleep cycle, preventing you from entering deep sleep.

 

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