Most of us experienced fatigue after a day’s work. Fatigue is described as a feeling of tiredness which is the result by the depletion of body energy. Our body like any other organisms needs energy to function and accomplish any given task; and this energy comes from the food we eat every day. Fatigue also may be secondary to insufficient rest or sleep, mineral or vitamin deficiency, depression, emotional stress, physical or psychological disorder, and boredom.
Most of these factors that cause fatigue can be treated without medication; however, for psychologically caused fatigue it may need a professional psychologist. It is best to consult your doctor if you feel you are suffering from this kind of fatigue. Sleep is a vital part of our physical and emotional well being, and is just one of the many ways we can combat fatigue. According to The National Institute of Health an average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep. Rest or sleep is important for our body to recuperate and regain the energy lost throughout the days’ work.
One research from a group of neuroscientist with regard to the reason why we need sleep revealed that during sleep our brain does not stop working, it continues to be active. One theory suggests that when we are asleep, the brain stores selected memories from the experiences we had during the day. It was also stated that when we are asleep our brain makes new connection and initiate a diagnostic like process to prepare for the following day’s activities.
Other ways that we can combat and avoid fatigue besides sleep are having good balance diet and eating healthy food that contains vitamin and minerals that our body needs. Changing your lifestyle to an active one like engaging in sports or any physical activities that will make you less sedentary is helpful to minimize stress and fatigue. Activities such as going to a gym to do exercises, walking for 30 to 45 minutes a day, swimming, and other recreational activities will keep you fit and help combat fatigue. Any relaxation activities and techniques like yoga and listening to relaxing music are also helpful. If these simple things do not help with fatigue problems, it may be because fatigue is caused by emotional stress and psychological issues. In these instances, it is advisable to see a medical professional who is fit to help you with these kinds of problems.