Are you waking up tired even after sleeping 8-9 hours?

waking up tiredIt’s more common than you think. Our busy lives are fueled by stress and caffeine, and not enough time to wind down. Keep that up over years and you end up burned out. Waking up tired is an important sign of adrenal fatigue.

While insomnia can have many causes, adrenal fatigue can make you literally too tired to sleep! I discovered this myself, many years ago. I took a long afternoon nap and was worried that I would not be able to sleep that night.  Instead, I slept like a log, much better than I had in a long time!

If this sounds like you, TRY THESE:

  • Have a bedtime snack that includes protein and healthy fat, such as a rice cake with almond butter or greek yogurt with sunflower seeds. Sometimes stabilizing blood sugar overnight improves sleep.
  • Stop drinking caffeine by noon to allow it to be out of your system by bedtime. People metabolize caffeine at different rates, and if you are a slow metabolizer, that afternoon cup of coffee or even green tea can interfere with your sleep.
  • Try our Insomnitol, which is the best overall sleep aid I have ever found.  It is a nice blend of botanicals such as valerian and chamomile, nutrients such as B6, and neurotransmitter precursors such as melatonin, tryptophan and l-theanine, designed to support quality restful sleep, while being none habit-forming. You can order it by Emailing BeWell.

If you’re still waking up tired after what should have been a good night’s rest, consider testing your adrenals using the Adrenal Stress Index. From these results, we can create a targeted program to restore you to a sound night’s sleep and plentiful daytime energy.