A lot of people feel overly stressed and extended, which naturally results in feeling fatigued. This is known as common fatigue, and is sadly it’s all too common today with everyone’s hyper-busy lifestyle. You may have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) if you have been consistently tired for more than 6 months. However, this is not the only defining factor that contributes to a CFS diagnosis. Other factors include trouble with concentration and/or memory, experiencing sore neck and muscles, as well as headaches. Most notably people with CFS cannot recover by resting. Many experience an inability to sleep as a result of feeling exhausted and energized (“wired”) at the same time. While CFS is serious, chronic common fatigue should not be taken lightly either – as extended periods of common fatigue can seriously impact your health, including weakening your immune system, triggering depression, causing sleep disorders, throwing your hormonal balance off, as well as a host of other chronic medical conditions. Adequate sleep is vital to optimal health, because your body goes to work to repair itself while you sleep. During REM sleep, your brain is working to optimize your cognitive function – particularly in the areas of learning and memory. Lack of REM sleep not only diminishes your cognitive function, it can also cause chronic headaches and weight gain. If you are unable to sleep, or feel chronically fatigued, please schedule an appointment. We’re here to help, and it’s vital that you get the support you need to get the rest you require for you health and your much deserved happiness.