When you're tired all of the time, it might feel like you're living a half-life, just trying to make it through the day as best as you can. Fatigue can completely disrupt your life, and the sneakiest thing about it is that it doesn't just come from poor or insufficient sleep patterns. In fact, it can often be thelittle things that drain your energy the most.
If you're constantly feeling exhausted in spite of getting the recommended eight hours of sleep most nights, it might be time to look past your sleep cycle and to take into consideration your nutrition, as well as your personal and professional relationships. You might feel exhausted because you're working yourself to the bone in the office or at school, or because you just started your umpteenth attempt to ween yourself off of that morning cup of coffee.
Ultimately, fatigue usually comes down to one general problem, even if it's masked in myriad ways: You're overworking or underserving your body, in one way or another. So it follows that the best first thing to do is to pay close attention to your body, and to think about how you're treating it, from the food you're eating, to the mental stress you're enduring. Here are six little things that might be draining your energy without you even knowing it.