We all feel a little tired sometimes. Not enough sleep. Too much on our plates. Too much screen time.
But when feeling tired becomes a daily experience — no matter how much sleep you get — then it’s worth considering what could be going on.
Fatigue, or feeling tired, is most likely caused by something from one of these categories:
Here, we’ll take a brief look at each category — and what you can do about it.
Feeling tired (fatigue) could be a symptom of an underlying condition such as:
InstantScripts has just launched the “Why am I tired?” test. This is a blood test that helps identify some of the conditions causing fatigue. The test measures things like:
Request a ‘Why am I tired?’ test, today.Request a test
Once you take your test, we will have your results back to you before you know it.
And the good news is: if you need a follow-up, one of our InstantScripts GPs will be ready to talk with you.
Most mild fatigue is not due to an underlying condition. You might not be getting enough sleep. You might have a poor diet. Or they may be another lifestyle factor you could tweak.
To combat mild fatigue, try one of these tips:
If you know that your sleep is the problem — we can help with that, too.
Always consult a doctor if your fatigue is more than mild, lasts for a long time and you have other symptoms such as:
Sometimes, fatigue is not the result of a physical problem, but a psychological one.
If you feel depressed or overly anxious, talk with a doctor as soon as you can. Fatigue is a symptom of both depression and anxiety. Treating these mental health issues can help your sleep and energy levels.
Not feeling well? Make a telehealth appointment today.