Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Adrenal Fatigue | Common Signs of Adrenal Fatigue 

Feeling burned out?  Low energy is such a common feeling these days, that it has become almost normal and acceptable to need caffeine and sugar to keep going as we deal with our busy lives. We try to push through by whatever means possible, especially in the afternoons.  However, that feeling of fatigue can be addressed instead by naturally supporting the healthy function of your adrenal glands (check back tomorrow).

Check the list below to see how many apply to you:

  • Are you always on the run?
  • Do you feel like you “can never do enough” or get it all done?
  • Does everything seem like it’s a whole lot harder for you than it should be?
  • Need coffee, colas, energy drinks, sodas, salty or sweet snacks to keep going?
  • Do you use caffeine or sugar to bolster your flagging energy in the afternoon?
  • Do you feel weary and irritable much of the time?
  • Do you often crave salty foods or binge on sugar?
  • Do you fall asleep while reading or while watching movies?
  • Do you struggle to “come down” at night so you can get to sleep?
  • Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning?
  • Do you wake up in the morning feeling that you didn’t get enough sleep?
  • Morning fatigue | you don't really seem to "wake up" until 10 a.m., even if you've been awake since 7 a.m.
  • Increased PMS or menopausal symptoms
  • Increased allergies
  • Mild depression
  • Decreased ability to handle stress
  • Apathy; inability to get motivated