What is mental fatigue?
We all feel tired at some time during the day. We go to sleep at the end of the day, then we wake up several hours later refreshed and reenergized.
Some people, however, feel tired for weeks. If that’s the case, mental fatigue, or a lack of energy and motivation, may be the reason. Mental fatigue can also mean a temporary lapse in optimal cognitive performance.
Mental fatigue is not drowsiness (when you feel you need to sleep), weakness (which rest can subdue), or apathy (when you just don’t feel like caring about much). Neither is it physical fatigue, which you normally experience after physical exertion.
What causes mental fatigue?
Mental fatigue has various causes, including the following:
- Medication (like antidepressants, antihistamines, or nausea/pain medicines)
- Medical treatments (like chemotherapy and radiation)
- Major surgery
- Psychological disorders (like anxiety, depression, grief, or stress)
- Personal habits (like staying up too late, eating too much, drinking too much caffeine or alcohol)
What are some strategies for managing mental fatigue?
Those with mental fatigue are mainly tired for several weeks. Your medical provider can help diagnose this condition, often by asking questions about sleep patterns, daily activities, appetite, and exercise. You may also receive a physical exam, blood tests or a sleep study.
Treatment regimens are based on your health history and test results. Your health care provider may recommend lifestyle changes, including:
- A well-balanced diet
- A fatigue diary
- Moderate exercise, including breathing exercises (like tai chi or yoga)
- Taking short naps instead of long ones
- Stopping smoking
EMPowerplus Advanced, combined with other healthy lifestyle changes, can also help.
How can EMPowerplus help?
You‘ve probably heard of EMPowerplus’s ability to improve mental well-being through its all-natural formula of 36 vitamins, minerals , antioxidants, and amino acids.
Did you know that it can fight fatigue and restore energy, too?
EMPowerplus naturally restores energy by providing your body with 13 nutrients it needs to create 3 vital neurochemicals to combat fatigue.
Found naturally in the brain, tryptophan is a frontline amino acid in the fight against fatigue. It needs potassium, vitamin B3, folic acid, and zinc, all of which are available in EMPowerplus.
5-HTP is necessary in energy recovery and is metabolized from tryptophan. For the body to naturally create it in therapeutic doses, it requires an adequate supply of iron, vitamin C, vitamin D3, manganese, calcium, and phosphate.
Also occurring naturally in the brain, serotonin helps regulate mood and energy. Serotonin is synthesized from 5-HTP but requires a healthy supply of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, magnesium, and manganese to for the synthesis process.
So, remember that EMPowerplus is for more than just your mental health; it’s great for your physical health, too.
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