Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring - and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’?
Feeling like a spit-up-covered bag of dirty laundry? It might be fragmented sleep.
One of the great mysteries of adult life — and psychology.
Lassitude. Weariness. Fatigue. Whichever phrase you prefer, recurring tiredness seems to be the new normal for a growing number of people, regardless of their age or background.
Feeling tired? If so, it’s not surprising. Fatigue is one of the most common problems people report to their doctors.
Cwynar, who herself experienced a total lack of energy, low sex drive and poor sleep after the birth of her second child, developed a simple guide to help you figure out why you’re tired and how to get your energy back. From easy lifestyle changes to knowing what to ask your doctor, she offers these eight steps to kick fatigue for good.
We live in a very tired world. One survey shows that over 60 percent of workers in America suffer from burnout and extreme fatigue. And things are not better in other countries either.
Patient: "Doctor, I don't feel well, and I'm not sure why."
Doctor: "I want you to meditate for 20 minutes twice a day, exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, avoid processed foods, eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables, spend more time in nature and less indoors, stop worrying about things you can't control, and ditch your TV. Come back in three weeks."
I love this conversation I saw on Facebook the other day. As someone who hasn't popped a pill in over 10 years (save for an Advil once or twice), I'm solidly in the "Western medicines are way overused" camp.
We live in an era of exhaustion and fatigue, caused by an incessant compulsion to perform.
Most of the time, we do better on tasks when we're most awake. But some problems require a mind that's just a bit tired—or otherwise impaired.
Sometimes there’s no clear medical reason for flagging energy and dragging drive. And sometimes the tried-and-true trio of sleep, diet, and exercise doesn’t help as much as we wish. Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers 7 possibilities, some common, some not-so-obvious, for why you may be tired.
Although not fully understood, yawning appears to be not only a sign of tiredness but also a much more general sign of changing conditions within the body. Studies have shown that we yawn when we are fatigued, as well as when we are awakening, and during other times when the state of alertness is changing.
The reason for this lethargy is simple: Your body is working hard to keep you cool, and this extra labor makes you feel tired, said Dr. Michele Casey, the regional medical director at Duke Health in North Carolina.
Although she typically sleeps soundly and has good "sleep hygiene" — no coffee after 3 p.m., a quiet, darkened bedroom and a reasonable bedtime — Rose D. always feels tired.
Any serious illness, especially painful ones, can make you tired. But some quite minor illnesses can also leave you feeling washed out. Here are 10 health conditions that are known to cause fatigue
To be a well-rested human being, you must fashion a routine that promotes energy throughout the day and sleepiness come sundown. This means acclimating to a proper bedtime, regulating your caffeine intake and maybe even investing in a few pairs of sleep socks. Check out the habits of well-rested people below, and start dreaming of better sleep.
There’s a world of difference between being tired and being fatigued. Everyone feels tired after a hard day’s work, and watching a good movie, listening to good music or even getting a good night’s sleep is enough to relieve this tiredness. However, fatigue refers to tiredness that just doesn’t go away. It makes your life a challenge, and it’s difficult for your mind to find motivation without the support of your body. It can occur due to many reasons and in this post, we’ll talk about the top ten causes of constant fatigue.
The goal of More Than Tired is to raise awareness of narcolepsy and its symptoms. The five major symptoms of narcolepsy are excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy, sleep disruption, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations. Narcolepsy is often misunderstood, with about 50% of those affected being undiagnosed.
Nearly everyone struggles with being overtired or overworked from time to time. Such instances of temporary fatigue usually have an identifiable cause and a likely remedy.
Chronic fatigue, on the other hand, lasts longer and is more profound. It's a nearly constant state of weariness that develops over time and diminishes your energy and mental capacity. Fatigue at this level impacts your emotional and psychological well-being, too.
Fatigue isn't the same thing as sleepiness, although it's often accompanied by a desire to sleep — and a lack of motivation to do anything else.
On the up side, 70-80% of people who see their doctor about tiredness don't have a physical illness to account for it. On the downside, the tiredness is still real and you'll need to work on overcoming it with these top tips.