Posted by Andie on April 25, 2012
Do you ever feel like the sailors in this picture on the job? Have a hard time staying awake throughout the day? Fall asleep within five minutes of your head hitting the pillow at night? Feel exhausted?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, chances are you're one of the 40 million Americans suffering from sleep deprivation and fatigue.
According to medicinenet.com, there are 14 common causes of fatigue:
1. Not enough sleep
2. Sleep Apnea
3. Not enough fuel (are you eating enough of the good stuff?)
4. Anemia (leading cause of fatigue in women)
6. Thyroid problems
7. Too much caffeine
8. Hidden UTI
11. Heart disease
12. Shift Work Sleep Disorder
13. Food Allergies
14. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
Do you have any of these symptoms? Check out this slideshow to find out what you can do to help reverse your fatigue!
In addition to these causes of fatigue, one of the biggest in my opinion is sleeping on a bad mattress. Look, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that approximately 1/3 of your TOTAL LIFE is spent sleeping. Doesn't that fact alone warrant the need for a good mattress? Hello people! Skimping when it comes to a mattress is just not smart!
This week is Sleep Week at RC Willey. We've dedicated a whole week to help you sleep better! Take this Sleep Quiz from Everyday Health to find out how well you're really sleeping, and if your sleep could use some improvement, head on over to your local RC Willey and start testing out new mattresses. With incredible savings this week on mattress brands including Simmons, Spring Air, Serta, Tempur-Pedic, and Aierloom, there's definitely something for every person and every budget.
In the mean time, you can start implementing these 9 ways to get a better night's sleep!