One in five GP visits are down to fatigue, so if you’re yawning during the day, your body could be under siege from hidden energy sappers.
Switch to an analogue clock and a flat-screen monitor and keep your wireless network router in a different room to your study or bedroom. If you’re working in from of a computer screen for long periods, make sure you take a short break at least every half an hour.
Not how, but when you work out could be the factor. Don’t exercise intensely just before bed, as this will make your adrenaline, heart and respiratory rates pump and you won’t be able to sleep. Also if your exercise routine is too intense, long or vigorous it will drain you.
When you lose more fluid than you take in, your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. Aim for six to eight glasses of water of herbal teas a day and don’t wait until you get thirsty to drink.Reduce your alcohol, tea, and coffee intake, as these are dehydrating.
As well as eating healthily and getting the mood-boosting effects of regular exercise, preferably in the fresh air, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may help. CBT is recognized as effective in changing the patterns of your mind so that you can control depression. The herb St. john’s wort is also effective for mild to moderate depression.