About 5-6 hours during school. But now during the summer, I usually sleep up to 10 hours a day if no one wakes me up.These might seem basic, but:
(2) Are you getting 6-8 hours of sleep per night?
Hmm, it depends. I had period of restrictedly healthy food following by periods of chips, instant noodles, and fried eggs. But for the most part, I try to avoid unhealthy food but I think I'm not eating enough a wide range of healthy food.(3) How is your diet? Do you eat a wide variety of healthy foods?
I love meat way too much to become vegeterian . I don't know about having anemia but my doctor did say my iron level is low.(4) Are you a vegetarian? If so, do you take an iron supplement? (Anemia?)
I don't like sweet drinks. Milk and water for me, mostly.(5) Do you drink one or more colas or sweet tea each day? (Sugar crash/hypolgecima?)
I hit the gym about once a week. If lucky. Hmm....I see where you're going at.(6) Do you exercise? If so, what kind? How often?
Indeed . I'm still trying to figure out mine. I looked up information on nutrition before but got overwhelmed by them. How did you get your diagnostic done?That must be frustrating. I'm sorry to hear that you are having such issues right now. Luckily, we live in a time where nutrition and medicine can work wonders if we take the time to get the right diagnostic work done, and seek appropriate treatments.
I reacted that way as well to coffee. I would become really hyper and then dead tired after. And it sucks because even though I feel like crap, I cannot sleep because of the caffeine. So I suppose the energy drinks wouldn't be a good solution.I don't react well to energy drinks, personally. They give me indigestion, and they are basically sugar, a motherload of vitamins, caffeine, and aminor acids + a few random herbal ingredients in some cases. There is always a crash that is experienced after a jolt of energy is experienced, whether it is from a cup of coffee, an energy drink, or even amphetamines. What goes up, must come down.
I see. Working out seems to be an important aspect of your source of energy. I think I need to try to work out more often.I like to have an EVEN amount of energy each day. I find that a good diet is essential for me, to keep my level of energy on an even keel. Also, I find I have more energy when I am working out regularly. If I have a layoff, then I feel sluggish for a week or so until I've been back at the gym again for another week or so.
Holy cow, I sure hope I don't have it because I would hate to be dependent on medication at my age.Finally, if there is a deficiency of thyroid (T3/T4) hormones in your blood, you are due to feel lethargic no matter what, and that can only be corrected with medication (Cytomel). A blood test can tell you what your thyroid levels are.
You are really helpful and informative. Thank you so much Halla!Looking forward to your response, good luck!
I will take what you said into consideration and do some research about them and see whether it might apply to me. I'll try first by working out more often. Nutrition, not so much for now, because I used to have school meal plans but not anymore, and I hate cooking . I'll let you know the results. And stay awesome.