We all know the feeling, we wake up after a great night’s sleep, but for some reason our bodies feel tired. We might experience fatigue, aching muscles or tingling in our hands and feet. So why after eight hours of sleep do our bodies feel this way?
Of course, going back to sleep would be lovely and that would solve this problem, right? We want to stop feeling like this and sleep always helps, or so we are told. But what do we do when this happens again and again?
Why Do We Feel Tired?
Sometimes, tiredness can be a warning sign that our bodies are lacking in vitamins, most commonly vitamin B12, C and D. Let’s take a closer look at these vitamins, what they do and how they can help prevent us from feeling tired.
B12 is vital for the production of your red blood cells and a healthy nervous system. Yet, due to the increasing consumption of gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan diets this vitamin now is often top of the list of the most common deficiencies.
The most common sources of B12 are from animal products. Whilst there are alternative sources such as fortified cereal or marmite, vegetarians, vegans, and people on a gluten free diet are often advised to take a supplement to support their levels.