It seems like all people can talk about these days is how tired they are all the time. Although I don't stay up to the wee hours of the morning every night like some, I know what it's like to be tired a good amount of the time. I did a little research and found some reasons and solutions for this problem - read about some below!
+ Your sleep schedule isn't consistent throughout the week
Waking up at noon on the weekends and then hearing your alarm go off at 7 am during the week is a common thing for high schoolers, and it definitely makes you more tired. If you fall victim to this (I know I often do!), then you may know how much it messes up your internal clock. Even though it's difficult, try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day so your body is better adjusted.
+ You stare at your electronics for too long before bed
The blue light that comes from your phone, laptop, etc actually interferes with the release of melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep. Checking your notifications throughout the night keeps you more alert, so keep your phone far away from your bed to avoid temptation.
+ You aren't getting enough exercise
I don't know about you, but if I haven't done something active during the day, I have a harder time falling asleep at night. There's something about tiring out your body that causes you to sleep so much better throughout the night, so even if it's only for 30 minutes, do something active!
+ You have too much going on
As you would think, being stressed and worried about everything you have to do can definitely cause you to not get as much sleep and be more tired as a result. Do a little meditation or some yoga before bed to calm yourself down, and if you're worried about forgetting things you have to do, keep a pad of paper next to your bed to write them down in the night.
+ You sleep procrastinate
I personally really suffer from this, as I often resort to watching endless Youtube videos or episodes on Netflix instead of going to bed :) Sleep procrastination is a scientific thing now and people who do it get a lot less sleep than those who don't. Another hard one to avoid but try not to watch too many episodes of Friends before bed!
Are you tired all the time?
Please tell me I'm not the only one who sleep procrastinates :)