Do you think tiredness affects the quality of your life?

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@smilyn (2964)
United States
December 10, 2008 6:26pm CST
Though I have a busy schedule, I like to do all house-keeping works. Some times I may be tired, but when it comes to the next job to be done, I move off without any hesitation. I never like to postpone the works for the next day. So I try to do all of that day's works on the particular day itself. How about you? Do you tink tiredness affects the quality of your life?
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23 responses
• Australia
11 Dec 08
I don't work anymore, I have disabilities which make it impossible. One of my ailments causes me constant, chronic pain, and has done for over a decade; two others cause me extreme sleep difficulties. Between the three illnesses, my sleep patterns have been completely screwed up for most of that decade. I wake up exhausted, I nap in the afternoon, I wake up exhausted, and somehow get through to bedtime. I'm up and down all night with pain or breathing problems. I wake up exhausted. I am constantly tired, but things still have to get done, like the garden or it turns into a jungle, and we have an acre to look after; my partner has CFS, and can't handle a great deal, so some of the housework and a lot of the cooking fall to me. Then there is Mylot lol, can't not do Mylot. And the dog has to be exercised, and if I'm not to turn into the Goodyear blimp, there's exercise has to be done by me. What quality of life? I'm too tired to go out and enjoy myself, and if I do, I get tipsy on two drinks where I used to drink all night and then bonk myself silly until dawn. Bah! I don't think tiredness affects the quality of my life. I KNOW it does. Lash
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Your post sounds similar to mine below Lash. Have they ever tested your breathing at night to make sure you are getting enough oxygen while you sleep? I had that done this spring and found out my O2 levels are dangerously low when I sleep. I now sleep with liquid oxygen which does seem to help. Don't get me wrong, I'm still tired (I have CFS also) but I can tell a difference with the oxygen now. Oh, and yea I get the chronic pain thing too. I also have Fibro and Osteoarthritis all over with bone spurs on my spine. Sleep isn't an easy thing. What helps me with that is a supplement called melatonin.
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• Australia
12 Dec 08
I have DISH, which involves (among other things) severe calcification of the spinal ligaments, which is probably pretty close to what you describe. I also suffer severe sleep apnoea and emphesems, so I may well have low levels of Oxygen. I did try the mask for the apnoea, but I couldn't bear wearing it, so I'm not sure how I'd go with oxygen. I will mention it to my doctor when he gets back from holidays, but I live in a region where the waiting list fopr the sleep clinic is two years long, and I can't afford to do anything about it privately. Lash
@Rexdoron (345)
• Malaysia
11 Dec 08
yes, tiredness will affect a lot on our work quality. getting enough rest/sleep is vital, as it helps our body to generate energy to be used later. in your case, it looks like your a kind of person that has strong determination on doing things, so you dont really feel tired. one of my friend do almost the same things where he can stay up till 2, 3 A.M doing homeworks/assignments and wake up at 6 A.M, and yet, he does not feel tired or sleepy. i asked him why, and he said, its his determination of wanting things to be done A.S.A.P tht mkes him dont feel tired at all. im not like him, so i need good rest so tht i dont feel tired and my work quality would maintain good. :)
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• Philippines
11 Dec 08
This really affects your quality of work, and actually I don't know how to overcome it. I can't forget the day that I leaved my office job just because of tiredness. I was kicked out of that office. I just realize how important it is in my life the day that I don't have money to pay for my credit card bills. I became dependent to my parents and I until now feel guilty because I lied to them also. I told them that I was terminated in my office job because of something else. Until now they don't know the true reason why I am jobless. Now, I am busy with my own internet cafe, and everyday I see to it that I am always active to do the work. There's no room for tiredness...no more.
@legend4u (1019)
• India
11 Dec 08
yes. i am a busy man too. i always try my best to keep me fresh for going to work as tired effect you. your mind and brain will not work to it's potential wwhen you are tired and also the laziness in you will start to come out and naturaly quality of your work will decrease.
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@mokbul (616)
• Singapore
11 Dec 08
Yes. I do believe that tiredness affects quality of life. A tired person's physical as well as mental creative ability affects greatly and bound to affect social and personal life. It is good habit to plan, organize and schedule the jobs which would spare a person from being overloaded and tired.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
11 Dec 08
I quite agree. I have chronic fatigue syndrome and I spend my life tired. In the first year it was not so bad but after 2 years my mind just does not function the same way. I cannot think straight. I sometimes feel that my mind and body belong to different people as they no longer talk to each other. Until you experience long term tiredness you just do not realise how disabling it is.
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Absolutely. As one who has fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, I can tell you for a fact that being tired does affect the quality of life. When you're tired, you can be cranky, so that affects those around you as well.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I'd have to say it depends on what causes the fatigue and how long it lasts. A normal healthy person who just over does it and gets tired can still function pretty good. A normal healthy person who just stays up too late and misses a little sleep can still get up in the morning and move thru their day with ease. However if this is a frequent thing for them then it can affect their job, their safety and their health. Then there are people like me who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Immune Disfunction Syndrome (aka CFS) who cannot always function thru our fatigue and who are severely affected in the quality of our life. You see people with CFIDS/CFS aren't refreshed after a night's sleep like normal person. We tend to wake up feeling just as tired if not more so than when we went to bed. Many of us suffer from insomnia as well, or other related conditions. And yes, it can really affect our quality of life.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
11 Dec 08
What quality of life? I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and I struggle to function from day to day. I am totally exhausted 24 hours a day. I go to sleep at night but one of my symptoms is sleeping disorders which prevent me from getting any or much benefit from my sleep at all. I way up exhausted and I try and push myself to function all day and then I got to bed even more exhausted. After 2 and a half years of this I am baring coping with day to day life but I still push myself because I do not believe in giving up. My life is totally ruined by tiredness but I try not to let it stop me from getting something done every day.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I definitely think that being tired has a direct impact on the quality of life. Job performance amongst other things can really suffer due to exhaustion. I know that there have been some times in my life where I could not even concentrate on a specific task due to not having enough rest. In some cases being too tired can be dangerous. I think it is important to have plenty of rest so that you can be there for others when they need you and you need to stay healthy for yourself. Sometimes people take work and the like a step too far and they can fall over from pure exhaustion. It might not be worth it sometimes to go the extra money if your body just isn't prepared for it and if your mind is not able to concentrate.
@arunmails (3013)
• India
18 Dec 08
Absolutely no, tiredness is not affecting the quality of my life. Because, if I am not getting tired, I will not sleep in the night, so, I will not schedule my activities, so, our quality will be less and quantity will be more.... so tiredness is not affecting my life....
• India
11 Dec 08
Hi, Many people these days prefer to work more and more and if there is work pending where is question of tiredness at all, even if stuck with tiredness I see to it that i relax for about say five minutes or so and move on with my work. Work is more important than anything else even for me like many. As far as I am concerned tiredness doesnt hamper your quality of life or whatever it may be. It is just that your muscles and nerves require a little bit of relaxation after which they began to work normally for hours again, usually tiredness occurs only after doing a hard work for hours. It is always good to get tired, it in the real sense makes one feel more active after relaxation.
@egypt33 (26)
• Romania
11 Dec 08
It sure does! I have a very unpleasant job and the only thing that keeps me awake is the strong motivation and the fact that I m earning very much. I regret that I failed in other directions, such as the personal life, but I can go out being proud of the things I have, my knowledge, my luxurious things. I hate myself for the things I do, but it s a way of living, I ve got used to it. My hope is that sometime, in the future ,I ll have the chance to do the things I really like. It s hard when you are used to have a bigger amount of money, because you can t imagine life without some sort of things that aren t so important for the other ones.
• United Kingdom
11 Dec 08
Yes, I would definitely say so! I used to work nights and I was having trouble sleeping during the day, there was just so much outside noise! My body really suffered as a result. I will never work nights again! It's not a good thing to be messing around with your body clock! I guess your body really lets you know when you are mistreating it! Andrew
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
11 Dec 08
oh most definitely! i havent slept well since my 11 year old daughter was born and i find that affects my day to day. i have a lot of problems remembering stuff from the past and that is sad (i have a hard time remembering what my daughters were like when they were little). i do work outside of the house but i work every other day so i dont get too tired (i also have really bad knees too)
@ljy559 (181)
• Malaysia
11 Dec 08
yea, i think so. life should be HAPPY! being tired isnt happy -___- you may be lazy at times, yea, but haha, I'd feel happy when I'm lazy. LOL.
@miccant (154)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I feel the same way. I have a one and half year old that stays home with me all day and a seven year old that is home after school. I have to make sure my husband has all that he needs and that the kids get to all of their activities. If I had more sleep I would sure have time for me.
• China
11 Dec 08
I think yes ...definitely tiredness affect our work and quality of work too ....i suggest in very busy schedules also we should give some rest to body and brain too ....
• China
11 Dec 08
If my boss give me a new work,i will do it immediately.So always I feel tired after a full day of work.When going back home ,the only thing i want to do is sleeping.I could fall asleep quickly.After have a enough rest, I got vigorous over again.So usually I am too tired to do everything I like.
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
11 Dec 08
i would probably take a rest when i am tired,if the work is not urgent.for example,laundry,hehehe, sounds a bit lazy?
@runeman (35)
• India
11 Dec 08
Of course yes, Tiredness affects life in a major way. You dont feel like doing things and just hitting the sack. You wither away socially