Sleeping to avoid your problems can happen consciously or subconsciously. If you are constantly feeling anxious, sad, or negative, your body can often try to shut down temporarily and reduce energy production as a coping mechanism. Depression or mental illness are not to be taken lightly, and seeking the help of a professional psychiatrist or psychologist is the first step in healing.
A lack of oxygen to your body’s cells means you will feel tired and weak constantly. Anemia is characterized by a lack of functional red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen in your blood to every single cell in your body. The main cause of anemia is a deficiency in iron, but insufficient levels of vitamin B12 and folic acid also play a role in anemia progression.
Of course lack of sleep will cause fatigue, but the quality of your sleep is proving time and time again to be more important than quantity. Undisturbed sleep is the best and most effective way of improving your energy levels. A ‘no techs in the bedroom’ rule is a good way of making sure you get a good night’s sleep without waking up in the middle of the night because of a phone notification and failing to go back to sleep for hours. Also, sleeping with even a minimal amount of light in the room can disrupt your sleeping patterns that allow you to reach deep, regenerative (REM) sleep.