Teenagers are growing older, taller, heavier, and smarter with every passing day. It is possible they are not getting enough sleep.
But what else could be the reason for feeling exhausted teenager? Some people may have a hard time coping with hormones that shift throughout their lifetime or might have mental health issues.
Others may have chronic illnesses that affect them more at certain stages of their lives. No matter the cause of your tiredness, it’s important to know what’s going on with your body and to treat it before it becomes a bigger issue.
The reasons for feeling exhausted teenager
- If you are a teenager feeling tired but have no other symptoms or concerns, there are several reasons you may be fatigued. The most common cause is lack of sleep, which can be due to a number of reasons:
- Physical problems. This might include sleep apnea, obesity, constipation, low blood sugar, hyperthyroidism, depression, thyroid dysfunction, liver disease, thyroid cancer, anemia, sleep deprivation due to shift work or illness, genetic disorders, seasonal allergies and undiagnosed or poorly treated diabetes.
- Psychological problems. This could include depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety or bi-polar disorder.
- Medication side effects.
What are the causes of tiredness?
1. Depression It’s a natural reaction to being exposed to circumstances that make you feel hopeless or suffering from fear.
Excessive alcohol consumption, sleep deprivation and anxiety can also add to feelings of depression. However, a change in the brain structure can lead to depression.
The part of the brain that controls your emotional mood is smaller in some people and increased in others.
It is important to learn how to deal with these feelings by visiting a therapist who can help you deal with your thoughts, and get through them.
2. Missing sleep You may experience fatigue if you do not get enough sleep. Sometimes, when you have stayed up late in the night for work, you still wake up at the same time in the morning, even though you have not slept.
How to cope with tiredness
You might feel tired when going to bed and you might feel more tired when you get up. There might be times when you feel tired during the day and at other times when you feel exhausted in the evening.
If you are feeling tired, there are some important steps you can take to alleviate some of the symptoms and make your day easier.
Take a nap If you haven’t been able to fall asleep or get a good night’s rest, take a nap. Simply getting a 20 to 30-minute nap can help your body to rest and may also help you feel more energized when you get up. Include regular exercise in your day Exercise has many health benefits and can help to reduce fatigue.
It also increases energy levels and decreases tiredness.
If you feel tired all the time you might not be the only one, and more than likely it’s due to physical and mental factors. Like getting enough sleep, dieting, exercising, and socializing, prioritizing healthy habits throughout your teen years can do wonders for your self-esteem. Eating better and keeping to a schedule, getting enough sleep and doing physical activity, as well as cutting back on caffeine will help your body grow in many ways and allow you to feel younger