I’ve been feeling more tired than usual over the past year. I’ve also been a little more forgetful lately which I chalked up to lots of distractions and life changes. Or it could be because of this crazy world we are living in, and how I just want to crawl under the covers until it’s all over.
I know what you are going to say. Maybe it’s depression, but I have that well taken care of for many years now. I’ve also invested more time into better sleeping habits and now I get between 6 1/2 -7 hours a night – so it isn’t a lack of zzz’s.
At my physical earlier this month, I decided to mention this all to my doctor. He checked my Vitamin D level and sure enough, it turns out I’m woefully deficient. Now, I’m not one to take a lot of vitamins, but this is apparently an important one that will likely solve a lot of my issues. (Well maybe not all of them. 😉 )
I’m no doctor, but I can google, and here is what I found out.
- Vitamin D helps with fatigue, bone strength, mood changes, memory, and boosts your immunity – which is a good thing during a global pandemic.
- Vitamin D is the sunny vitamin in that if you spend a lot of time in the sun, this vitamin will shine upon you and give you lots of its benefits
- It promotes weight loss – Why didn’t I start with this? 😀
- Besides taking a supplement, eating more fish and dairy helps increase your levels.
So, here I am adding another pill (actually, 4) to my daily regimen. Hoping this will help because I have too much to do to justify taking a power nap every day.
Does anyone else have some experience with this? I’d love to hear from you.