How can I explain fatigue? It’s more than tired. The definition is extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. What causes it? The above definition is true. Even a vacation can cause fatigue.
It’s sad to say, but I can be down for a day or more after a vacation. Even a vacation that is total relaxation can take a toll on my body if there is travel involved. I guess the only vacation that wouldn’t tax my system would be to stay at home with the same perks of a relaxing vacation. LOL! Like that would happen.
When I am fatigued I am tired, but more than that… I am exhausted. My body just wants to collapse and is sometimes painful. It’s difficult to motivate myself to do anything.
It usually takes me a day or more to recover from vacation and may take longer to recover from actual exertion where I overdo it.
Have you ever went more than 24 hours without sleep? If you have… then you might understand a little about fatigue. It’s not just your muscles being too tired, though they are. It’s not just being sleepy, though you are. It’s not just feeling sluggish, though you are… it’s a combination and so much more.
I hope this helps explain it to you.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita