Dehydration, Heavier Clothes Cause Wintertime Tiredness

By: Ali Ingersoll Email
By: Ali Ingersoll Email

When the temperatures start to drop, so do a lot of people's energy levels. Doctors say the cold can contribute to your wanting to take a nap more often.

The Oakwood Center says we exert twice as much energy when walking on ice or through snow as we normally do which can lead to feeling more tired. They also say when we add more clothes on top and sweat more, they wears our bodies down more, too. Doctors say people are often dehydrated during the winter. They don't drink as much water and drink more caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea. They also say heartier meals tend to have less nutrients.

If you're more tired than usual during the winter months, here are some tips on how to up your energy levels. Drink a lot of water and cut back on caffeine and alcohol. Eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. If you start to feel tired, do not fight the fatigue. Take a nap or go to bed a little earlier.

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