How Mental Exhaustion Affects the Whole Body
Everyone thinks it’s normal for someone to be tired if they work out in a field all day or stand on their feet all day. But, people who have a desk job or spend a lot of your time on mental tasks are often surprised and shocked that they are still exhausted.
Mental exhaustion can affect your entire body in negative ways. Not only can you feel mental exhaustion tired, but you can often suffer from body aches as if you have worked out all day long. Overusing your mind is just as bad for you as overusing yourself physically.
For example, many people who suffer from mental exhaustion, in addition to being tired most of the time, may start to get sick more often, have a lot of headaches, experience back pain, muscle aches and more. Plus, mental exhaustion can affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep which can just make all the above worse.
Take note of the symptoms that are caused by mental exhaustion. If you have more than a few of these and have been burning the wick at both ends, consider mental exhaustion a potential culprit.
- Constant sleepiness
- Frequent headaches
- Impaired decision making
- Inability to concentrate and focus
- Loss of appetite
- Memory problems
- Muscle weakness
- Poor coordination
- Poor judgement
- Reduced immunity
- Slow reflexes
- Sore or aching muscles
- Unexplained dizziness
When you are mentally exhausted, your body tries to get you to take a break and rest in every way it can. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to the signs. Thankfully, there are ways to combat this, which we will discuss in my next blog.