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Tiredness: Is It Exhaustion Or A Medical Issue?

Tiredness: Is It Exhaustion Or A Medical Issue?

I’ve awoken in the morning after a decent night’s sleep, no overindulging, and generally good health and felt tired! Am I getting sick? Is this just what it feels like to be getting older?

According to an article on ConsumerReports.org, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that 16 percent of women and 12 percent of men ages 45-64 describe themselves as wiped out in the last three months. This is a concern on many levels. At work feeling fatigued can lead to a lack of focus, mistakes and lowered workplace morale. At home, constantly feeling tired leads to moodiness, depression, lower interest in sex, and other health issues. Continue reading

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Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

Caffeine; a devil in disguise?  A panacea for low energy?  More than 80% of American adults consume caffeine regularly.  With the explosion of coffee houses in the last 20 years, and the equaled popularity of energy drinks and shots that deliver a boost through multiple portions of caffeine, caffeine is readily available.  Combine that with the statistics that in a national survey, 30% of those surveyed reported averaging six hours or less of sleep per night.  Could they be related? Continue reading

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