5-speed listening (Fatigue - Level 4)

Fatigue and sleeplessness are on the rise






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In today's hectic world, we experience tiredness and fatigue. There is an increase in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) – a disorder that makes us feel fatigued. It does not go away even if we rest. A sleep specialist said our lives are full of "constant connectivity, high stress and inadequate sleep". Furthermore, a nutritionist said people with CFS suffer from a lack of energy that affects their daily life. There is no cure for CFS, but a good diet helps to manage symptoms.

A specialist in preventative medicine said we can deal with fatigue and a lack of sleep in three steps. Step one is to turn off lights. Light keeps our brain active, especially blue light from phones. The second step is to keep a room temperature at 19ºC. A cool room helps to reduce body temperature, which helps sleep. The final step is to reduce noise. As for food, a life coach recommended we eat bananas to help us get a better night's rest.

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