So so tired

So so tired.

All I can do is chalk it up to the changing of the seasons and perhaps a hint of brain fatigue: in the last couple of weeks I have been tuckered out by early afternoon. I’ve stayed awake and kept working; often by bedtime I am a little less tired (oddly enough), but I’m still ready to crash.

My doctors and knowledgeable friends have oft said that when it changes from winter to spring and then from summer to fall, sensitive types like us really feel it more than others. This can manifest in more migraine episodes and in increased tiredness. I’ve definitely noticed being more prone to migraine during this time of year, but the tiredness? Not so much. Of course it’s possible that I may have been just as exhausted in past years but I attributed the tiredness to my multi-week migraines.

This late summer, for the first time in years, I have not been battling a neverending migraine. (Knock on wood!)

My partner, Jim, suffers from a couple of chronic health issues himself, and those have been flaring up alongside his increased tiredness, so our house has been grumpy sleepyland lately.

I read in The Migraine Brain that drinking a couple of cool glasses of water can help with daytime tiredness—it’s true for me normally, but this bout of exhaustion goes untouched by caffeine and water intake, it seems.

Have any of you felt a marked difference in your tiredness level in the last few weeks? What do you do to combat this?

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