I have a serious energy problem, I think it might be diet related but I'm not sure. I'm sleeping 12-13 hours a day and I'm always tired when I'm awake.
Diet is normal ish I guess, normally something along the lines of
>Porridge and fruit for breakfast
> Cheese/Tuna mayo/Marmite sandwich for lunch
> Dinner varies, but it's almost always self cooked pretty much from scratch, very rarely do I use pre prepared or processed foods, although I will admit the quality of meat I tend to use isn't fantastic, but I'm on a student budget. Would upgrading to fresher meat work?
No soda, ever. Only milk, water, black coffee and occasionally fruit juice.
Any ideas on where there are any issues, or should I just go see a doctor? Guy in early 20s, if it helps.
sounds like you could have a few deficiencies.
either lack of sun for vitD, very common this time of year.
could be seasonal depression
could be some other vitamin deficiency, eat veggies.
or you know.. go talk to a doctor.
1. stop sleeping on your back
2. tape your mouth at night
3. lift with only nasal breathing
4.cardio with at least breathing in through nouse (and out mouth)
5. Cold showers
your mitochondria will thank me later
Where I live it's pretty much constantly overcast, and I don't really get out much as I'm indoors studying during the day, and it's dark in the mornings/evenings when I go to uni.
>tape your mouth shut
What could possibly go wrong
I had this problem when I had alot of free time. Force yourself to wake up at 6-7am and sleep max 7 hours for a week.
After wake up get a cold shower.
Your veins will burn.
Eat zinc and vit, fish oil.
See a doctor. You could have mono or something else.
Or you know, breath through your nose more. I'm sure that will fix everything
If you're sleeping 12 hours per day there's something seriously wrong with you and in likelihood your hormones are probably fucked as a result, as well as plenty of other potential problems.
Your diet sounds fairly reasonable. Changing blood sugars (dropping or raising too fast and/or too often) make you very lethargic and this is usually most noticable during the first hours of waking up because you haven't eaten anything yet but your liver is producing sugar.
If you eat a lot of sugar or carbs then this is a possible cause. Other things like Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sleep Apnoea and Depression affect sleep and energy significantly and are worth reading up on.
Again, if you're sleeping 12 hours per day you're very fucked and doing a ton of damage.
Definitely see a doctor ASAP.