When Sleep Does Not Give You Enough Energy

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When Sleeping Does Not Give You Enough Energy

Sleep is a critical aspect of your body recovering from a long challenging day.  Patients who eat late at night or are active late at night and do not keep a regular sleep cycle which causes a feeling of sluggishness, an inability to concentrate, and heightened anxiety.  Sleep is the body’s way of nourishing the body itself to conduct repair of all the cells in your body so you can function at your optimal.  However, if you are consistent with your sleep and yet still always feel tired with low brain function, then other components need to be explored.  

Not having a complete understanding of your chronotype (your genetics) prevents you from knowing the best time for you to fall asleep and wake up. These are called chronotype genes; PER2 is critical for understanding what your “daily rhythm” should be for example when it’s time to sleep, time to wake up, and the best time to exercise etc.

RGS16  

PIGK

AK5

PRPF3

TARS2

ORAI2

RASA4

PER2

HCRTR2

EXD3

RAX

CPLX4

LMAN1

HTR6

FKBP1B  

CALB1

INADL

PSME4

ACYP2

You might not be getting quality restful sleep; even if you are asleep for 9 hours you might be getting only half of that time in a restful repair state.  This causes you to feel tired and not rested.  Other factors play into feeling sluggish and having low brain function.  Maybe your thyroid is not operating at its optimal; your body might be having a hard time regulating itself metabolically because of the thyroid dysfunction leading to tiredness.  Or maybe you wake up between 1 and 3 am every morning; this could be your liver saying you are over-stressed or your hormones might be out of balance.  To help with this, try to be consistent for two weeks by going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time.  Practice deep breathing to keep your brain oxygenated and your body stress-free.  Often, we say we have no anxiety, no stress, but our body may be saying another thing.  Deep breathing allows you to get in-tuned with how your body is feeling…it is not a mind over matter concept.  The second step would be to get routine comprehensive blood work to evaluate how your body is functioning.  The third step is to get DNA tested to figure out your chronotype and your response to stress and anxiety; yes, there are genes for this.  

Understanding your genetic makeup and your current health platform gives you as many data points to address your tiredness and low brain function.  It allows you as the patient to take control of your health, giving insight into what makes you YOU and why you are feeling this way.  It is not just throwing a dart on a dart board and hoping you make bull’s eye; it is making bull’s eye…a clear targeted path to your health success.  

Get DNA tested through longevity lab here: www.longevitylabhealth.com/dna

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