The alarm clock rings, you can barely open your eyes, and when you make it to the kitchen table it feels like you haven't gotten out of bed and have just come back. Lack of drive is a mass phenomenon - and is at the expense of the economy and health . Read here where constant tiredness and listlessness come from and what those affected can change in your everyday life so that you can finally go through the day with energy again!
Overcoming listlessness: More and more people are always tired
I just feel totally drained ! Everyone has certainly heard this sentence at least once in adulthood, but what is actually behind the lack of drive and the constant feeling of tiredness? In some cases, an existing illness is the cause of lack of drive, but healthy people also complain of constant tiredness. A study on the mood among young Germans showed, for example, that every third suffers from listlessness. The study itself provides an indication of possible causes of listlessness, because almost half (45 percent) of those surveyed also suffer from stress.
Lack of drive can be a symptom of a sleep disorder . The cause can be both the difficulty falling asleep and the difficulty sleeping through the night, both of which can result in various states of exhaustion.
But stress can also affect the psyche and culminate in burnout. Especially in exceptional situations like the corona pandemic, many people suffer from symptoms such as listlessness, as a study by the University of Basel shows. However, many people do not manage to recover and become permanently fitter, even when they are resting.
Lifestyle and living conditions: Possible causes for constant listlessness
Human sleep and body regeneration are complex phenomena. There is no single general cause that applies to everyone for listlessness and the feeling of always being tired.
what we through researches know: Living conditions and lifestyle as a whole have a major impact on the quality of sleep and the resulting recovery:
- Lack of sleep from too much work
- stress in everyday work
- Bad eating habits
- Harmful habits like smoking
- Exposure to environmental toxins and exhaust fumes
Oxidative stress: body in imbalance
The modern lifestyle not only influences our well-being and our health, but often has an invisible effect on the body: an excess of free radicals that damage cells and can cause a variety of problems in the body.
Free radicals are not harmful in themselves - the body itself is dependent on small amounts of radicals, which have an important function for the cell. However, with the so-called free radical scavengers or antioxidants , the body also produces an opponent that forms a balance with the free radicals. Only in this balance are the cells protected from major damage and repaired.
Free radicals only become a problem when they get out of hand and the body lacks the resources to neutralize them itself in order to prevent cell damage and regenerate them.
But free radicals in the form of harmful particles are everywhere these days and we can hardly escape them in many situations - for example air pollution in densely populated areas, fertilizers in agriculture or UV radiation from the sun. The result: the body has to try to protect the cells from harmful substances and has fewer resources for real regeneration. This so-called oxidative stress also affects the quality of sleep and thus the ability of the body to regenerate.
What are free radical scavengers?
UV radiation, air pollution, stress: Free radicals are omnipresent and indispensable in civilization, but they have a natural opponent - the antioxidants. Antioxidants such as vitamin A and vitamin E are produced by the body itself to a certain extent and are also ingested through various foods. Due to their molecular structure, antioxidants are ideal radical scavengers. They combine with the harmful radicals and convert them to neutral radicals. Antioxidants do not make the radicals disappear, but neutralize them - at the end of each reaction a new radical is created. Because free radicals are said to be responsible for aging processes, many positive properties are attributed to antioxidants - from delaying aging to preventing diseases. However, most of the connections have not yet been sufficiently researched and have therefore never been proven.
As mentioned, the free radicals have an antagonist: the antioxidants, which we can get from food or supplements. However, there are narrow limits to the effectiveness of this intake - just like the individual possibilities of withdrawing from the heavy burden of the radicals.
But ions in the air are also radical scavengers. In modern big cities, however, the ion content is extremely low, so that they cannot have a positive effect on the body. With the Biow air ionizer you increase the proportion of ions in the room air and thus benefit fully from the effect of the ions as radical scavengers!
Fresh air against free radicals?
But dietary antioxidants aren't the only free radical scavengers that help prevent oxidative stress. Another radical scavenger is constantly around us, namely in the air we breathe. The so-called anions are the smallest helpers that can neutralize free radicals. This is due to their composition at the atomic level:
Air contains oxygen and this is electrophilic: Electrons can dock onto the oxygen atom particularly easily and thus form anions. This type of ion is in turn the perfect radical scavenger. Like antioxidants in food, they combine with and neutralize free radicals. In nature, this process happens naturally. The proportion of ions in the air is particularly high at waterfalls, in the mountains or by the sea - where natural phenomena that generate electrical charges are likely to occur.
Put an end to listlessness: sleep better with Biow
Ion-rich air is an effective way to restful sleep and energy during the day. But very few people have the freedom to move their place of work and residence to the sea or to the mountains. The air in the room is also not ideal in households, because bacteria, exhaust fumes, dust, viruses and thousands of small microparticles pollute the air as cations and reduce the proportion of valuable anions.
With Biow, we have therefore developed a device that brings ionized air straight into the bedroom at home, as if from the mountains, thus protecting the body from free radicals and systematically improving the quality of sleep and putting an end to listlessness. Since the process takes place during the night and is completely passive, with Biow you can fight oxidative stress comfortably while you sleep - without exercising or changing your own lifestyle.
9 out of 10 Biow users report deeper and more restful sleep after using their Biow in the bedroom. Among them are many chronically ill people who have already gone many ways to get rid of their listlessness. A patented filter and ionization unit works inside Biow, which cleans the air in these steps and increases the ion concentration to up to 70,000 ions per cm3. Then at night you only breathe clean, ionized air that is almost free of pollutants such as viruses, bacteria, dust and other harmful particles.