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Are Allergies Making Me Tired?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I so tired all the time?” If so, you’re not alone. Fatigue is a common complaint that affects millions of people worldwide. While there could be various reasons for feeling tired, one often overlooked culprit is allergies.

Allergies can cause more than just sneezing and itchy eyes. They can affect your entire body, leaving you drained and lacking energy.

Whether you have seasonal allergies or year-round sensitivities, it’s essential to recognize the signs of fatigue caused by allergies and take steps to manage them effectively. By understanding the impact of allergies on your energy levels, you can make informed decisions to improve your overall well-being and regain that spring in your step.

So, let’s dive in and explore how allergies and tiredness are connected and how to find relief.

Poor Sleep Patterns

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Allergies can often lead to discomfort, itchiness, and irritation, which can keep you awake or cause you to wake up frequently during the night. The lack of restful sleep can make you tired, groggy, and less alert during the day, affecting your overall well-being and productivity. 

Managing allergies effectively through medication or allergen avoidance can help reduce sleep disruptions and promote improved sleep quality. This will let you wake up revitalized and prepared to tackle the day ahead.

Food Allergies 

When you have foods your body is allergic to, your immune system mistakenly identifies them as harmful and releases chemicals to defend your body. These chemicals trigger an inflammatory response, leading to various symptoms, including fatigue. 

Moreover, your body’s effort to deal with the allergic reaction demands extra energy, leaving you feeling drained and exhausted. If you feel that food allergies are causing your tiredness, it’s essential to identify the specific allergens and avoid them to prevent further fatigue and other allergic reactions.

Allergy Medication

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While medications can be highly effective in alleviating allergy symptoms, it’s essential to be aware that some medicines might cause tiredness as a side effect. 

For instance, antihistamines and decongestants are great for keeping your allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, itching, or nasal congestion, in check. However, they can cause drowsiness and tiredness throughout your day.

How to Tackle Tiredness and Fatigue?

The good news is that various allergy medications are available that can provide relief and help manage allergy-induced fatigue. Working with a healthcare professional to identify your allergens and find suitable treatments can significantly affect your energy levels and overall well-being. 

Additionally, avoiding allergens whenever possible can reduce fatigue and improve your quality of life. So, don’t let allergies hold you back; take charge of your health, get the right treatments, and wake up refreshed and energized to enjoy every day to the fullest.

Written/Reviewed by: Dr. Neha Reshamwala
NPI number: 1780874578
Page last reviewed: 03/12/2024

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