This post by integrative medicine expert Dr. Lissa Rankin will help you diagnose your underlying fatigue and regain your energy naturally. If you're interested in learning more about holistic mind-body medicine, check out her course: Getting Back to 100 Percent: A Six-Step Process for Radical Self-Healing.
We are a sleep-deprived nation.
The fact that Americans spend $11 billion in coffee shops each year speaks to how much energy we have as a culture. We brag about getting five or six hours of restless sleep, then complain about how tired we feel.
This kind of exhaustion isn't normal. Chronic fatigue syndrome is its own mysterious medical diagnosis, characterized by symptoms like profound fatigue, memory loss, sore throat, swollen lymph noes, muscle aches, and headaches. But you can suffer from the disorder even if you don’t exhibit all of these symptoms.
Here are 10 subtler signs that you are chronically fatigued: