ADVICE – When fatigue creeps into everyday life, its origin is not always easy to find. Simple weakness or a real medical concern? Answers from a psychiatrist and a sleep specialist.
When we talk about tiredness, we think of yawning, a symptom of too short a night, or the feeling of relaxation when we lie on the sofa after a busy and difficult day. 40% of French people feel more tired than before the pandemic, highlighted a November 2022 study carried out by Ifop for the Jean-Jours Foundation. But how can we distinguish temporary fatigue from abnormal, even pathological fatigue? Which signals should be especially alert? Two health professionals help us distinguish and clarify what physical and psychological symptoms to watch for and what to do to correct them.
Understanding Reaction Fatigue
As the sleep doctor Philippe Beaulieu confirms to us, the most common feeling of fatigue, which prompts almost a quarter of the population to complain about it regularly, is the body’s “reactive” response to the disruption of its lifestyle; sports session, intellectual effort
Source: Le Figaro