- One in eight Britons feel tired all the time and one in four feel tired most of the time
- Only a third of us get at least seven hours of sleep a night and only one in five get a full eight hours.
- But still many people who feel tired, no matter how well they sleep, seem to
‘what’s wrong with me?’
It’s a question many of us have asked ourselves, leaving us feeling shattered, despite getting the recommended eight hours of sleep last night.
One in eight Britons feel tired all the time and one in four feel tired most of the time YouGov Survey earlier this year.
This makes sense, given that only a third of us sleep at least seven hours a night and just one in five get a full eight hours in a row.
But there is still a large proportion of people who feel tired, no matter how well or for a long time they sleep.
Here, MailOnline takes a look at all the reasons you might be flagging it, according to science—and what you can do to address it.
According to a YouGov survey earlier this year, one in eight Britons feel tired all the time and one in four feel tired most of the time. There can be a number of medical reasons for this, including drinking too much caffeine, covert snoring, or an underlying health problem.
you’re a secret snorer
If you are single or live alone, you may be unaware that you are a noisy sleeper.
It is estimated that 40 percent of British adults snore to some degree, which equates to about 15 million people.
For one in 10 of these people, it could be a sign of a disorder called sleep apnea. It occurs when the walls of a person’s throat relax and narrow during sleep, blocking their airway.
The condition has been linked to obesity, sleeping on your back, and smoking and drinking.
The ’10-3-2-1 Formula’ for a Perfect Night’s Sleep:
You would think that with decades of practice, we would all be professionals by now. So, why is it that millions of us still struggle to get a good night’s sleep?
Two-thirds of adults in the US and UK fail to meet the recommended eight hours and studies show that the average American and Brit only get six hours.
Busy life and busy work schedule are the most common reasons for not getting enough sleep. But our obsession with technology, lack of exercise and a culture of eating late have also been blamed for this because we sleep so little.
In recent years sleep doctors have waxed lyrical about the ’10-3-2-1′ formula, a step-by-step guide on how to best yourself for a night of optimal sleep throughout the day. be properly prepared.
But that’s bad news if you love caffeine, because the recipe says it should go away at least 10 hours before bedtime. And late eaters will have to time their meals three hours before bedtime, or risk a night of tossing and turning.
The guide also recommends logging out of your work email two hours before hitting the sack and even avoiding phones, tablets, and laptops during the hour before hitting the hay.
The formula in a nutshell:
- Cut out Caffeine in the Midday
- That last snack or glass of wine may be better before 8 p.m.
- didn’t workmore than 9 pm
- no netflix in bed after 10 pm
It has been dubbed the ‘silent killer’ as sleep disturbances prevent the body from resting properly during deep sleep, putting extra pressure on our organs.
During an episode, the lack of oxygen causes the victim’s brain to be pulled out of deep sleep, thereby re-opening their airway.
It is already linked to high blood pressure, which in turn can lead to stroke and heart attack. Last week, a study of 4,000 patients with sleep apnea found that it may also increase the risk of cancer.
Half of the patients in the study had cancer. The results showed that those with the most severe sleep apnea were more likely to develop lung, prostate or skin cancers.
Swedish researchers are unsure whether sleep disturbances are a cause or symptom of cancer, but it is a worrying sign.
If you have a latent snoring with sleep apnea, you may feel very tired during the day, have difficulty concentrating or have a headache when you wake up. Sleep apnea does not always require treatment if it is mild.
But many people need to use a device called a CPAP machine. If needed, it will be given to you for free on the NHS.
A CPAP machine slowly pumps air into the mask that you wear over your mouth or nose while you sleep. Less common treatments for sleep apnea include a gum shield-like device that keeps your airway open while you sleep — known as a mandibular advancement device — and surgery to remove the large tonsils.
Tea and coffee are the backbone of the British workforce – but caffeine is a double-edged sword.
It may be the medicine of the afternoon if you’re feeling tired and hopeless, but it can also snatch you from a good night’s sleep.
In a 2013 studyScientists found that people who consumed coffee, tea or energy drinks six hours before bedtime slept an hour less.
The study was conducted on 16 ‘good sleepers’, all of whom slept six to eight hours a night and usually fell asleep within 30 minutes of getting into bed.
Caffeine makes you more alert by blocking sleep-promoting receptors in your brain called adenosine receptors.
but Research in 2015 Indicated that caffeine may also delay the timing of your internal body clock.
Five people were kept under highly controlled conditions for 49 days. Before bedtime, they were given various treatments: either a double-dose of espresso caffeine, exposure to bright or dim light, or a placebo. Caffeine delayed their circadian rhythm by 40 minutes.
Many people still don’t know that caffeine can stay in the body for up to 10 hours.
This means that people who are planning to go to bed at 10 pm should stop their intake at 12 noon if they want to have the best possible sleep.
Caffeine can also make you more tired in other ways.
Once its effect wears off…
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