Why You Feel Tired Even When You’re Supposed to Be Rested

And how to prevent that

Darius Foroux
5 min readSep 26, 2023

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Here’s a scenario: You’ve been sleeping 8 hours most nights, and you don’t eat too much junk food. You don’t have any serious medical conditions.

Maybe you even came from a vacation, so you should be rested.

Despite all these things, you don’t feel rested or energized at all.

You might feel tired all the time. Or you don’t feel as lively as you want to be.

The usual culprits for chronic fatigue are bad quality sleep, poor diet (that includes too much caffeine, junk foods, or too little water), substance abuse, and a lack of exercise.

But if the above conditions aren’t the cause, then you’re might be missing the following 3 things.

1. Periods of stillness

Sensory overload” technically means having your five senses — sight, touch, sound, taste, and smell — take in more information than your brain is able to process.

Overwhelmed by these stimuli, the brain enters a fight-or-flight mode. And your body follows along, making you feel anxious and unable to relax.

This is why we all need sensory rest. Especially since we rely so much on our electronic gadgets.

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Darius Foroux

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