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How To Manage Fatigue

Chronic tiredness might seem normal but it may also cause long term problems.

Most people go on living with the mentality of always being tired. They ignore the feeling of constant exhaustion and assume that it is normal.

In general aspects, it maybe okay for a day or two, but anything beyond that may require a little self check. 

Fatigue: Feeling overtired, with low energy and a strong desire to sleep that interferes with normal daily activities.


Fatigue can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include lack of sleep, heavy exertion, jet lag, a large meal or ageing.

What is symptoms of fatigue?

Symptoms of fatigue

Fatigue can cause a vast range of other physical, mental and emotional symptoms including: chronic tiredness or sleepinessheadachedizzinesssore or aching muscles.

There are three types of fatigue: transient, cumulative, and circadian:

  • Transient fatigue is acute fatigue brought on by extreme sleep restriction or extended hours awake within 1 or 2 days.
  • Cumulative fatigue is fatigue brought on by repeated mild sleep restriction or extended hours awake across a series of days.

How to combat this consistent tiredness?

  1. Eat a balanced diet.
  2. Get regular exercise.
  3. Drink more water.
  4. Cut down on caffeine.
  5. Get good sleep.
  6. Ditch the alcohol.
  7. Address allergies.
  8. Reduce stress.

It may all seem easier said than done, but also, hang around upbeat friends, eat more, be active more, take a walk, go for a jog.

Fatigue is linked to mental and physical issues. It is very imperative that you take note and try to not allow your constant tiredness to keep a pattern or even be normalized.

Source reference:

Mayo Clinic

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