Why am I so exhausted?
Causes for extreme tiredness are different for every person, and are often connected with work. When it comes to fatigue, people in all lines of work are equally susceptible: manual workers can suffer from physical tiredness, while an office worker can become mentally exhausted. In the US, over two-thirds of all employees report fatigue symptoms. Listed below are some preventable causes of fatigue you may recognize:
- You use electronic devices at night, affecting your sleep cycle and putting additional strain on your overworked eyes. Maybe you don’t get enough sleep and try to “catch up” on weekends, or your sleep has become restless.
- You overload your body or mind with constant work or exertion, and you do not rest enough to regenerate your energy. Overtime, Irregular hours, night shifts, monotony, poorly lit working environments and stress can all lead to constant fatigue.
- Your diet is unbalanced, or you eat at irregular hours. Maybe you are dehydrated from drinking too much coffee and not enough water. You may be suffering from vitamin or mineral deficiencies.
Any of these sound familiar? Now that you’ve identified possible causes for your fatigue, let’s look at some tips.
6 tips to help prevent fatigue at work
Don’t worry: effects of fatigue are reversible! All it takes are some changes to your lifestyle that gradually reduce stress and work-related exhaustion. Read on to learn 6 simple tips that can help your extreme tiredness.