Fatigue is the number 1 problem to deal with when it comes to what the Belgian population looks up online to find a solution for. This is shown by recent research done by 15 Minutes 4 Me, which shows that more than 25 per cent of people who take the free self-test by 15 Minutes 4 Me are looking for a solution to fatigue, Fatigue thus occurs frequently and can lead to chronic fatigue. Oftentimes, fatigue occurs in stressful periods, where you have issues with falling asleep or sleeping through the night. Fatigue can disappear by itself after a while. However, it can also lead to chronic fatigue, with serious physical and psychological consequences.
What are the symptoms of fatigue?
Fatigue often occurs during periods which are characterized by stress or major life events, such as a divorce or moving. This can make it so that you find it more difficult to fall asleep as well as with sleeping through the night, making your nights short and your sleep shallow. This gives you the feeling that you are not well-rested, meaning you cannot start the day with a fresh mind. The consequences can already manifest after one poor night or a few poor nights, which is something that might differ from person to person. We notice that people with fatigue frequently notice focus issues and memory problems after having slept poorly for some time. Furthermore, poor sleep and the fatigue that is caused thereby have an influence on your mood. Some people can namely experience severe mood swings, and others might turn very somber. If fatigue stays present for some time, it can lead to severe psychological and physical consequences. For example, your immune system is weakened, making you more vulnerable to illness. The chance of you turning sad, too, is larger, and your mental flexibility reduces too, which can lead to depression in severe cases.
15 Minutes 4 Me developed, together with doctors and psychologists, an online self-help program that helps people on a daily basis with different mental issues, treating these problems and symptoms. The program thus helps you to reduce your symptoms on a daily basis, increases and improves your mental flexibility, and makes you less vulnerable to fatigue in the future.
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Would you like to know to what extent fatigue has an influence on your daily functioning? Then take the free self-test here!