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2 in 3 Aussies say they regularly lack energy, and 1 in 2 don’t get enough sleep


Research reveals under-40s feel drained more often than over-50s

 

Are we struggling to keep up with work, family and financial pressures day to day – or do many of us simply struggle with bad habits that are getting us to bed late? New research has indicated that 1 in 4 Aussies feel drained every day and 2 in 3 admit that they lack energy every week. What’s more, surprisingly younger Australians say they lack energy more than their older counterparts.

 

The findings come from an independent, nationally representative survey of 1008 Australians, commissioned by Entity Health (entity-health.com), a line of Australian-made natural health supplements that address specific health and skin conditions at a cellular level.

 

Entity Health found that 68 per cent of Aussies feel drained at least once a week. Of those, 24 per cent lack energy daily and 17 per cent feel drained at least three times a week.

 

Worryingly, younger age groups have worse self-reported energy levels than older Australians. Three-quarters (76 per cent) of under 30s and 79 per cent of 30-somethings feel drained or lack energy at least once a week, compared with 69 per cent of those in their 40s, 64 per cent of those in their 50s and 55 per cent of over-60s. 

 

Reasons why we’re so tired       

Why do we feel drained so often? Entity asked respondents to choose from eight reasons: lack of sleep, generally being too busy, work pressures, relationship pressures, poor diet, alcohol, an existing health condition, and even the weather. The results revealed that lack of sleep is the most common reason – selected by 53 per cent of respondents. This remained the single biggest factor across all the age groups.

 

Twenty-eight (28) per cent say they feel drained because they are too busy and run off their feet, 27 per cent attribute their lack of energy to personal relationship stress, while 26 per cent believe it is caused by work stress.

 

For respondents over 40, generally being too busy and run off their feet was the second biggest reason – chosen by 28 per cent of this age group.

 

Teri Lichtenstein, consulting dietitian at Entity Health, says: “Modern life brings many challenging demands on our energy levels. Of particular concern is the large number of young Aussies who feel drained and lacking energy at a point in their lives when they should feel most energetic. Often, people in their 30s are trying to balance work pressures and social commitments with starting a family, which can lead to feelings of physical exhaustion and mental fatigue.  

 

“Maintaining a healthy diet, getting enough sleep and doing regular exercise can help to improve energy levels and overall mood. But sometimes it can be hard to eat well and when this happens, Aussies could consider incorporating supplements to support their diet, especially those that have been formulated to support energy levels. Supplements with the key ingredient nicotinamide have been shown to help increase energy levels. Nicotinamide, known as the “molecule of youth”, plays a role in turning nutrients into energy. It is important to seek advice from your health professional before taking any dietary supplements.”

 

One such supplement comprising nicotinamide is RestoriX, an energy-boosting daily supplement developed by Entity Health and sold at select pharmacies and health food shops.

 

For more information, visit entity-health.com.au/product/restorix/

 

How often do you feel drained or lack energy?    

% of respondents

Daily   

24%

Around three times a week

17%

Weekly  

15%

Twice a week  

12%

Around fortnightly

8%

Monthly  

6%

Every couple of months

6%

Less often than every three months

13%

 

Why do you think you feel drained or lack energy?

% of respondents

Lack of sleep 

53%

It’s usually when I am way too busy and run off my feet  

28%

It’s usually because of stress from personal relationships or other personal reasons, or I am emotionally burdened 

27%

It’s usually because of work stress 

26%

Poor diet

20%

An existing health condition (such as slow thyroid or allergies) 

18%

The weather 

16%

Alcohol

6%

I don’t know why I get tired or drained

12%

 

About Entity Health

Entity Health is a line of Australian-made nutraceuticals developed to improve specific health and skin conditions at a cellular level. Its supplements – containing ingredients from food sources or naturally occurring in the body – help to manage lifestyle-based conditions, delay the onset of age-related conditions, and improve wellbeing. Since it was launched in 2017 by its Singaporean publicly listed parent company, iX Biopharma, Entity Health sells 13 nutraceutical products across 5 countries. Entity Health products are designed, developed and manufactured under Good Manufacturing Practices in Australia. For more information, visit entity-health.com.

 

 

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