Can some­one please tell me why I’m tired

Fraser Coast Chronicle - - NEWS | OPINION - CAR­LIE WALKER RE­PORTER

WHY am I al­ways tired?

It’s a thing that has long baf­fled me, along with other uni­ver­sal ques­tions like do aliens re­ally ex­ist and why do peo­ple like Kyle Sandi­lands?

Do other peo­ple feel like this or are they full of en­ergy?

Is it my age? I know I didn’t feel like this when I was 23 and I’m pretty sure I was sprightly at 28.

Ever since I hit 30, I swear I’ve been get­ting more and more tired.

Sleep has un­doubt­edly be­come my favourite part of the day.

And I don’t even have a good rea­son – no chil­dren to wake me up in the early hours of the morn­ing and my week­ends are spent re­cu­per­at­ing from the work­ing week with a book or a good Net­flix binge.

I re­mem­ber when I was 21, I stayed up all night to fin­ish an es­say for univer­sity.

Then I went to work and man­aged to stay rel­a­tively chip­per through the day de­spite my all-nighter.

I was look­ing for­ward to go­ing to bed when one of my friends called me and in­vited me to go out danc­ing, which meant tak­ing a train ride half an hour away, get­ting dressed up, go­ing out and prob­a­bly chuck­ing an­other all-nighter.

Which is ex­actly what I did.

A whole 48 hours plus with­out sleep.

Now my mind bog­gles even think­ing of such a thing.

I think about my par­ents’ gen­er­a­tion, not to men­tion my grand­moth­ers’.

I don’t re­mem­ber them com­plain­ing of be­ing tired all the time.

Maybe they were just a tougher gen­er­a­tion.

Or maybe, since my par­ents had their kids in their mid-20s, they had just got used to be­ing tired by the time they were in their 30s.

Are you feel­ing tired?

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