Thursday, June 17, 2010

ZZZZZ. June 17, 2010.

“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” – Fannie Lou Hamer

If there is one thing worse than being exhausted after a poor night’s sleep, it’s being exhausted after a decent night’s sleep. Medication, stress or depression, or any combination of the three, can make the body feel as if it’s starved for sleep, even if it really isn’t.

If you have anyplace you need to be – like, for instance, a job – the feeling of sleepiness or fatigue really takes its toll. If you don’t have anyplace you need to be, then the bed or the couch welcomes you to stay there all the day.

Proper nutrition, a nice shower, a brisk walk, plenty of fluids … these are the supposed cures for daytime drowsiness, if you Google the problem. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. Experts warn against drinking coffee – goodness gracious, if it weren’t for the coffee bean, most of us wouldn’t make it out of bed!

I wish I had an answer for these attacks of exhaustion, especially since I need to “be someplace” 40+ hours a week. I’ve tried all the above (including the coffee). If you have a secret cure, will you share?

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