What Does ‘I Am Exhausted’ Actually Mean?

It has become customary for people to flop down at the end of the day and exclaim with resounding frustration, “I am exhausted!” Yet even after what you might consider a good night’s sleep, you wake up feeling sluggish and tired.

Most people then turn to coffee, stimulants or other energy drinks in order to wake them up.  The problem is that the symptoms don’t just go away with one or two nights of restful sleep.  And they certainly aren’t helped by living a lifestyle that is dependant upon caffeine as a source of energy to help get you through the day!

The symptoms are easy to spot.  For most people, the words, “I am exhausted” mean that they are physically and mentally weak, feeling as if they cannot go another minute without sleep or relaxation.

Yet, even before the end of the day, exhaustion symptoms can be present.

The most common are as follows:

  • Inattentiveness.  Finding it difficult to stay focused or pay attention
  • Confusion.  For instance walking into a room and having no idea why you went in there.
  • Dizziness.  Feeling dizzy, lightheaded, or faint is often par for the course when people become exhausted.  The reason is that the heart begins delivering less oxygen to the blood when you become fatigued or exhausted.
  • Rapid heart rate.  This may be a constant feeling of nervousness or rapid heart rate, or one that comes and goes – often when you are rest.
  • Dehydration
  • Moodiness or Irritability.  These are prevalent in most people who are suffering from exhaustion
  • Decreased immune system.   If you are catching every single cold or ailment floating around, you can suspect your immune system is suppressed.
  • Depression/Depression Like Symptoms.  Often people who are exhausted become robots in their lives with little to no enthusiasm or emotion.
  • Susceptibility to disease.
  • Over use of energy stimulants such as energy drinks, coffee, soda or supplements.
  • Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep – despite the fact that you are extremely tired.
  • Waking up feeling sluggish or groggy.
  • Anxiety

These symptoms CAN be cured when people learn how to optimize their sleep patterns and sleep schedules.

One huge misconception is that people believe they can alleviate sleep debt by spending one day per week resting and sleeping.  This is actually a false assumption that can make things worse in your life.  The problem with sleep and rest is that once you lose it, it is gone forever.

The only way to correct exhaustion that are due to sleep problems is to fully understand sleep, learn how to chart your sleep and set yourself on a sleep schedule that allows you to get the most rejuvenation by taking advantage of your sleep cycle, and your deep sleep stages in particular (Click here to read more about how to do this).

Exhaustion symptoms are not something that should be taken lightly.  Far too many people don’t even realize that they are missing out on a fulfilled, energetic, and vibrant life by ignoring the very disturbing and dangerous symptoms of exhaustion.

Personally speaking, I can say that if I can make changes in my lifestyle and routine that could combat exhaustion, anyone can!  I spent most of my time in airplanes and hotel rooms traveling across the country for business and was only home one day a week.

When each morning began – no matter how tired I was, I had no idea when or if I would have the time to sleep that night or not.  And although I knew I was tired, felt exhausted both physically and mentally, I kept forging on because I didn’t realize that there was another way.  Luckily for me, I found the solutions that helped before it was too late.

And now, not only have I been able to implement all I have learned about sleep schedules and how to make the most of my sleep, but I also find that I have an extensive supply of energy even at the end of the day!

You owe it to yourself to decide once and for all, that living with exhaustion is not a good or healthy way to live!  Once you see how much better you feel, you will be glad that you took the time to make these changes in your life.  I know I did!

That’s it for today’s post, I’ve really enjoyed writting it and I hope it has been helpful for you.

If you want to use the exact methods I used to stop my exhaustion then go here to read how I done it

Talk Soon,

Robert Higgins

P.S Leave me a comment below if you have any questions, I’m more than happy to help. :-)

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