Just the Winter Blues or Something More Serious?

Despite all its benefits, Daylight Saving Time does throw everyone off a little. However, the extra hour still isn’t enough to combat the exhaustion some of us are experiencing.

It’s true that the volume of daily demands is largely the cause of people’s fatigue: rushing around between work, family and social events is enough to make anyone’s head spin.

Plus there’s the winter blues at hand: cold weather, stressful winter driving, and who wants to scrape ice off their car for the next three months?

However there are some circumstances in which your constant exhaustion might be pointing to a bigger problem. A recent article noted that if you have tried all these techniques, and you still feel relentlessly fatigued, its time to see a doctor.

Why Am I Exhausted?

It might seem like a vague symptom, but exhaustion can be the tell-tale sign of some other conditions. Amongst them are:

  1. Anemia
  2. Diabetes
  3. Depression
  4. Sleep Apnea

So this winter season, don’t just chalk up your exhaustion to the winter blues, take the time to see if you might be suffering from one of these conditions.

What are some things you do to curb exhaustion? Or tricks to fighting off the winter blues?

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