Why Thinking Hard Can Make You Feel Tired

By David Rossiaky, August 11, 2022

Dr. Alex Dimitriu, an expert in psychiatry and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California and BrainfoodMD, told Healthline that first you need to take stock of what it is you’re actually feeling. “See how you’re feeling on the weekend if you’re not working. It’s important to understand if the fatigue is due to your sleep, or your anxiety, or your actual level of busyness during the day,” he said. While it wasn’t the study’s main focus, it does mention that glutamate concentrations decrease during sleep. “I think it starts with sleep the night before and sleep in general. Sleep is fundamental and I think getting enough of it regularly is probably the best way to fight cognitive fatigue,” said Dimitriu.

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