Why You Are Feeling Even More Tired During Lockdown

People all around the world are on lockdown. Many — though not all — suddenly have fewer commitments on their calendars than they ever had before. Freed from all the traveling to work or school and back, from rushing out to meet other people at restaurants or sporting events, and from doing all those errands that are no longer possible because so many places are closed, many of us who are not essential workers and who are not doing even more caregiving than usual, should be feeling especially energetic these days. But that’s not what seems to be happening. All over social media, people are reporting that they are feeling inexplicably tired. They are going to sleep earlier, getting up later, and napping in between. For example, Emily Nussbaum, the Pulitzer Prize winning TV critic for the New Yorker, tweeted, “I’ve decided to call every afternoon’s sudden emotionally-drained nap The Collapse and just put it on my schedule and treat it as intentional.” The Psychology of Sleeping Why are we so tired when so many of the daily demands on our lives have disappeared? The key to the answer is that fatigue is not just physical, it is also psychological.  Anxiety The coronavirus outbreak is scary. Many of us fear for our own health or the health of other people. Growing numbers of us know people who are infected or who have died. Even apart from health considerations, our lives have been upended and no one knows how this historic episode w...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Personal Self-Help Stress coronavirus COVID-19 Depression Fatigue pandemic Source Type: blogs

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