Fatigue seems to happen to all of us at some point in life. You feel sluggish, you run out of energy, but then when it's time to go to sleep, you have trouble getting to sleep. Fatigue happens to the best of us. If it lasts for a shorter period of time, you usually recover quickly. However, should the fatigue persist longer, it is useful to seek professional help in dealing with fatigue.
Tackling fatigue? Symptoms of fatigue?
Fatigue can come in different forms. Nevertheless, it is generally characterized by a persistent feeling of lethargy. What distinguishes fatigue from "a down period" is that, on top of feeling sluggish, you just can't seem to get to sleep. Often your thoughts are still elsewhere or it seems difficult to still your body. This makes it difficult to fall asleep and you wake up several times a night.
Stress often has a major influence on fatigue. During the day you are constantly thinking about what you still have to do. When you need to go to sleep, you often make to-do lists in your head or your body is still acting too hard to turn off the switch. The day after, you are tired, so everything takes you more time. This creates a vicious cycle of fatigue, so to speak.
Tackling fatigue? Treatment for fatigue?
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