10 Causes Of Fatigue And How To Fight It

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According to a survey conducted by the National Institute of sleep and alertness (INSV), more than % over 10 suffer from sleepiness during the day. Lack of sleep, nutritional deficiencies or chronic diseases … Fatigue can have various causes.

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Discover the top 10 and the means to address them



1.Lack of sleep

This seems obvious, but you sleeping enough? While needs vary according to age and people, the ideal length of a night’s sleep is assessed case by case. According to the National Institute of sleep, 6 hours of the night enough to “small” sleepers, while 9-10 hours of sleep is necessary for “long sleepers”.

2.Sleep apnea

    More frequent from 50 years, sleep apnea affects about 4% of French and 2% of French. During the night, the pauses in breathing cause micro-awakenings which affect sleep quality. Overweight or somebody types of the face are the most common sleep apnea factors. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor

3.An unbalanced diet

    An unbalanced diet can cause deficiencies. Thus, lack of vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals and protein can cause a feeling of fatigue. Food is the fuel our bodies. Remember to take a hearty breakfast to start the day and try to have a varied and balanced diet.

4.Iron deficiency

    Iron deficiency can cause anemia, that is to say, a decrease in the number of red blood cells in the blood. The organization is less well oxygenated, and fatigue may then be a telling sign. therefore prefer foods high in iron, such as meat, fish, and pulses such as beans or lentils.

5.The Depression

    Nearly 30 million American people suffer from depression. This disease is one of the most common mental disorders. It causes a feeling of permanent lack of energy. Fatigue is then reduced nor by rest or by sleep. Depression is a real disease, for which there are solutions.

6.A thyroid disorder

    Located at the base of the neck, the thyroid is a gland that produces hormones essential to the functioning of the body. Hypothyroidism is characterized by generalized fatigue. Thyroid then idles and hormone production is decreased. Drugs or small surgery, thyroid disorders can be cured easily.

7.Excess caffeine

    Coffee, anti-fatigue par excellence? Moderate doses, caffeine actually improves concentration and alertness. But excess caffeine can, paradoxically, cause fatigue. Consider reducing your caffeine intake by reducing your consumption of coffee, tea or sodas.



    According to the Ministry of Health, 2 to 3 million American people suffer from diabetes. Excessive fatigue can be a symptom of this chronic disease. In some cases of life and dietary hygiene measures are sufficient to treat diabetes. There are also drug solutions.

9.Fragile heart

    If the daily activities suddenly become difficult to complete, this may be your heart that you are lacking. A heart that is not working properly can cause generalized or occasional fatigue. A quick breath can be a sign. Do not hesitate to talk to your doctor.


10.Not enough sports

    Just the idea of playing sports you tired? Think again, sedentary and confined life can lead to fatigue. The regular practice of physical exercise helps to fight against fatigue. Trove your TV sofa against a long walk or a session of your favorite sport.




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