How do you overcome extreme fatigue?
- If you have persistent fatigue, see your doctor.
- Stop blaming fatigue exclusively on sleep.
- Change the way you think about fatigue.
- Gradually increase your level of physical activity.
- Watch what you eat.
- Reduce caffeine.
- Stay hydrated—dehydration causes fatigue.
- Manage your stress.
What does extreme fatigue feel like?
With fatigue, you have unexplained, persistent, and relapsing exhaustion. It’s similar to how you feel when you have the flu or have missed a lot of sleep. If you have chronic fatigue, or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID), you may wake in the morning feeling as though you’ve not slept.
How long does fatigue last for?
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Any tiredness that persists for a long time can be termed chronic, but medical papers and guidelines set chronic tiredness as being fatigue that lasts at least 6 months.
Why do I feel lethargic?
There are many possible causes for feeling chronically tired. It’s important to rule out medical conditions first, as fatigue often accompanies illness. However, feeling overly tired may be related to what you eat and drink, how much activity you get or the way you manage stress.