Why are we so…YAWN! Tired???

Did you know nearly 20% of Americans report that fatigue interferes with their daily lives? At Radiance, we have come up with our top seven reasons why we are so, YAWN! Tired!

Daily Diet of Too Much Sugar and Processed Foods ~

You know what to do. More fresh veggies and fruits, lean meats, nuts and seeds. Consider this: If the food you are eating has a TV commercial, toss it!

Too Much Caffeine or Alcohol ~

You probably know how much caffeine you can tolerate. Somehow, we are less discerning when it comes to alcohol. Hmmm. Studies have shown that while you may fall asleep faster after a drink or two, the sugar in alcohol will wake you up after a few hours and you will have a hard time getting back to sleep.

Not Enough Exercise ~

A recent study found that people who exercised at a moderate to vigorous level for at least 150 minutes a week had a 65% better sleep quality than people who exercised less. You have to give energy to get it back!

Too Much Stress ~ We are all going in a million directions all the time. Most studies show that massage can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and heart rate, and lowering these is likely to cause your stress level to drop. Radiance Massage Therapists are here to help.

Not Enough H2O ~

Our body is made up of about 90% water, and we need to keep it properly hydrated in order for it to function well.

Vitamin Deficiency ~

If you are low on Vitamins B12 or D, your body will be dragging. At Radiance we offer Vitamin B injections that will give you that boost of energy you need. We also offer

Designs for Health Vitamin D Ultra. A simple blood test will determine your D levels.

And the number one reason we are so tired: Not Enough Sleep! Give yourself permission to go to bed an hour earlier just once and see what a difference it makes! No phone, no TV, no computer, no flashing lights. Breathe deeply. Spend a few minutes with yourself. Try Progressive muscle-relaxation: Beginning at your toes, tighten the muscles in that area, hold for 5 seconds, then release; continue with each muscle group, going up the length of your body. Breathe calmly and drift off…

Of course, we must also mention the medical reasons you may be tired, many of which we can address here at Radiance.

Thyroid Problems, whether hyper or hypo, can result in fatigue. Other indicators may be forgetfulness, depression, constipation, dry skin, and changes in weight and appetite. 80% of thyroid patients are women.

Extreme fatigue, along with excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision and recurring infections can be early warning signs of Type 2 Diabetes. Radiance offers Designs for Health’s GlucoSupreme Herbal to optimize blood sugar control by supporting glucose and insulin levels. This blend of herbs is designed to maintain blood sugar levels and is safe for dealing with obesity, metabolic syndrome, PCOS, and abnormal levels of blood fats. Nearly 12 million American women have diabetes.

Approximately 15% of Americans suffer from Celiac Disease, a digestive condition involving a destructive reaction in the small intestine to gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten intolerance causes bloating, pain, diarrhea, joint discomfort, and extreme fatigue, because the disease starves the body of basic nutrients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic condition involving inflammation in the lining of the joints. Early symptoms often include fatigue and low energy, along with joint pain and loss of appetite.

Anemia is a blood disorder that leads to fatigue. It can be caused by numerous conditions ranging from heavy menstrual periods, vitamin deficiencies or chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer.

Our Radiance total Wellness Program offers tests to determine if you have Thyroid Disease, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Anemia, Celiac Disease, or other Food Allergies.

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from Sleep Disorders, ranging from insomnia to sleep apnea, which results from having reduced airflow that causes your breathing to stop. Sleep apnea leads to brief, continuous awakenings throughout the night that leave you exhausted the next day. To help promote quality sleep, Radiance offers Designs for Health’s Insomnitol, a blend of botanicals, nutrients, and neurotransmitters that help you sleep by calming brain activity. You can take Insomnitol without fear of the sleep hangover associated with over the counter sleep aids.

Depression is associated with significant feelings of fatigue, sadness, changes in eating and sleeping habits and problems with memory and concentration. Radiance offers Designs for Health OmegAvail Synergy, containing the Omega-3 fatty acids, which support memory and concentration, are thought to relieve the symptoms of depression in some people.

In the last 25 years, more women than men have died from Heart Disease each year. According to a recent study, 70% of women say they had a sudden unusual sense of tiredness before having a heart attack. Know the warning signs heart attack in women: sudden fatigue, heartburn and loss of appetite. Diet and exercise changes can lower your risks, and energize you as well.

People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome suffer from extreme fatigue, muscle aches and difficulty concentrating. This is difficult to test for and usually diagnosed after ruling out other possibilities. Those suffering with CFS often find symptoms are ameliorated with improved gastro-intestinal health and adrenal support. Radiance offers Designs for Health Adrenal Complex and Transformation Probiotic 42.5 for adrenal and GI support.

Please call Radiance for an appointment with Dr. Tamyra Comeaux, Ob/Gyn and Naturopath or Gail Clayton, Nutritionist and Pharmacist to address these debilitating conditions.

Let’s stay awake, ladies! There is too much in this life to miss by sleeping through it!