Are you tired? Or maybe the better question is: When aren’t you tired? These days, the relentless news cycle and likely unbalanced work/life balance would wear anybody out.
But there’s a difference between tiredness and fatigue—that recurrent feeling of being worn out from your head to your toes that doesn’t improve with a full night’s sleep. “Feeling tired is a common symptom associated with a long list of medical conditions,” says Sherry Ross, MD, an OB/GYN at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. “There are many causes of chronic fatigue, including infections, stress, trauma, immune disorders and depression.”
The Remedy asked the experts what fatigue can mean, and what you should do if you’re experiencing it. It’s advice you won’t want to sleep on.