13 Possible Reasons You’re Always Tired

Exhaustion Causes


Due to their significant association, you may wonder whether depression is causing your weariness. Depression may produce fatigue.


Health concerns cause chronic fatigue. Exhaustion may cause depression and persistent fatigue.


Initial symptoms resemble depression. Depression and exhaustion treatments differ.


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Neurotransmitter deficiency causes persistent weariness.

Illness-related sleep disruptions may cause fatigue. Some have trouble sleeping, while others sleep too much. Sleep issues may cause fatigue and sluggishness.


Depression symptoms:2



Trouble concentrating or choosing Weakness

Self-doubt dislike

“Emptiness,” sadness, or uneasiness


Call 800-273-8255 for suicide thoughts. 911 for emergencies.


Our national mental health database has more resources.


Depression? See a doctor. They may recommend treatment and medication with a therapist or psychiatrist. Antidepressants.


Antidepressants and Anxiety

Stress and worry impact sleep. Sleep deprivation may cause stress and insomnia. Treating both illnesses may be harder.


Insomnia may cause fatigue and anxiety.


According to the National Sleep Foundation, anxiety may disrupt sleep and create exhaustion.




Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) causes excessive concern and fatigue.

SAD patients avoid humiliation and withdraw themselves.

OCD drains and disrupts sleep. OCD and mood problems commonly coexist. 4

After stress, PTSD5 causes intrusive thoughts and nightmares.

Panic disorder anxiety may make it hard to sleep. Night panic episodes are common.

Phobias cause unwarranted fear.

Insomnia untreated may induce anxiety.



Talk to your doctor about medication or counseling for anxiety-related fatigue.



insomnia. Stress may produce fatigue. Stress affects everyone. Stress affects mood subtly. Stress causes anxiety and despair. 7


Anxiety and tension make falling asleep harder, causing stress. Though you need sleep, it may be hard to fall asleep.


Non-medical methods may help mild stress. Meditation and yoga nidra, or “yogic sleep,” may reduce stress and improve sleep, helping you wake up refreshed. 8


I’m tired.

Bipolar mood fluctuations may make falling asleep difficult. Sleeping and waking problems lower bipolar people’s energy. 9


Discuss bipolar and sleep therapies with your doctor.


Hyperactivity and inattention induce ADHD.

ADHD kids and adults have problems sleeping. ADHD prevents restful sleep (ADHD). ADHD drugs cause sleepiness.


ADHD treatment may need sleep evaluation. Sleep hygiene may reduce ADHD symptoms. 10


ADHD Fitness and Sleep Advice

Thyroid and persistent tiredness cause depression-like exhaustion.

11 Chronic tiredness is connected to fibromyalgia, sleep apnea, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.


Physical weariness is explained and treated in this article.



Hypothyroidism may cause exhaustion. Thyroxine controls metabolism. Hypogonadism slows metabolism. Gain weight, feel sad, and sluggish. 12


Depression affects 69% of patients with hypothyroidism.




Thyroid-stimulating medications cure hypothyroidism. Thyroid medicine may reduce fatigue. Thyroid illness is diagnosed by testing TSH, T4, and other thyroid hormones (TSH).



ME/CFS elimination. Exhaustion may cause memory and focus issues, headaches, muscle pain, and joint pain. 14


Chronically exhausted people may want to socialize but lack energy. CFS is sometimes misdiagnosed as depression because it resembles other medical and psychological illnesses. Mental disorders and CFS may coexist. 15


Diet and exercise adjustments may help chronic fatigue syndrome, whose etiology is unknown.



Fibromyalgia causes fatigue.


Touching muscles hurts. Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia may cause sleep difficulties. Fibromyalgia.


Up to 40% of fibromyalgia patients have depression.




Medical exams cannot diagnose fibromyalgia. Diagnostics employ symptoms and patient history. Diagnosis causes pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Medication and lifestyle modifications may treat it. 18



Autoimmune disorders damage healthy cells. Lupus, celiac, and rheumatoid arthritis are autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune reactions may cause MS and diabetes (MS).


These diseases may cause depression, a common mental illness. Immune disorders may cause depression. 19 Psychosocial, chronic pain, or disability may cause these symptoms. 20


Autoimmune disorders may induce sadness. 50% of autoimmune patients had depression. 21



Sleep apnea has been linked to depression. Obstructive sleep apnea causes frequent 10-second pauses in breathing. Twenty-plus each hour.


After a restless night, mornings are difficult.




You may become sour. Sleep apnea patients exhibited 46% depression. 23


Sleeplessness? Check out. After reviewing your symptoms and history, your doctor may suggest a sleep study. They may suggest further testing to rule out other health issues. 24



Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Iron-deficiency anemia causes fatigue. RBCs produce iron-based hemoglobin.


Iron deficiency may impair oxygen supply, causing health issues. Irritated and unmotivated. dizziness, lightheadedness, blue skin, and trouble breathing.


Your doctor may ask about your food and lifestyle and request testing to exclude possible anemic causes.


thirsty and hungry

Water and nutritious food invigorate. Dehydration causes fatigue, irritability, and insomnia. 25


Low-protein or high-refined carb diets may also cause fatigue (26).


27 Food allergies may induce weariness. 28



Laziness drains. Inactivity causes fatigue and insomnia. 29


Smoking and drinking may cause insomnia and daytime weariness.




Insomnia and Alcohol

Everyone may sleep longer and wake up refreshed depending on their symptoms and prognosis.



Consistency matters. Exercising helps mind and body. 32 improved rest and energy.

Nap. Even if you’re weary, daytime naps may make it hard to fall asleep. A 20–30-minute nap before bedtime improves overnight sleep.

Bedtime. Nightly habits reduce stress. Meditation, long, hot baths, and reading novels help. Keep your nighttime routine. Close your room blinds.

Avoid stimulants before bed. Avoid coffee and alcohol after 4pm to sleep. 33 Tobacco-free.

Lights off. TVs. Screen reading before bed may be stressful. Bedtime phone off.

Sleeping properly: In the newest episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, presented by therapist and Verywell Mind editor Amy Morin, LCSW, neurologist and sleep expert Dr. Chris Winter offers sleep tips. Listen below.


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