What is lethargy? How does it affect our lives? Let us first take a look at the Webster definition of lethargy:
Lethargy-1. A lack of energy and enthusiasm. 2. A pathological state of sleepiness or deep unresponsiveness and inactivity.
Lethargy is not a fun state to be in and often accompanies depression or simply feeling down. Lethargy can go on for a long time, or it can simply be related to a condition like depression or losing someone close to you. Some people feel lethargy when they have sleep apnea simply because they are not getting enough rest. I am going to talk about my feelings of lethargy which have always been associated with depression.
All of my life, since I can remember, I have suffered with depression. Depression is a chemical imbalance in the brain when it goes on for long periods of time with no particular reason such as a death or valid excuse to feel this way. This has always been the case with me, and I have been on antidepressants since I can remember and experienced great help from them after experiencing depression along with lethargy for long periods of time.
Depression is not easy to deal with, nor is it easy to talk about. Lethargy is part of it for me, so I have decided to discuss my experience with it. After finding the right medication, it would be amazing how quickly the lethargy and depression would go away. It would be as if it had never been there. Once the depression had been dealt with, I would be full of energy and a different person, so I find it hard to listen to, when I hear people say antidepressants don’t work.
Lethargy can also be felt when we lose someone we love whether it be through death, or in a love relationship, a break-up. This hurts our feelings and our hearts and it is normal to feel like you absolutely want to do nothing and even if you did, not having the energy to do it if you had to.
Lethargy can also be medical, when someone is dealing with sleep apnea and naturally not getting the rest that we need. There are other medical conditions that bring on lethargy as a primary problem, most of them medical. Lethargy can also be brought on by people that have nightmares or night terrors.
Thank you so much for reading about lethargy today. I also appreciate you reading about my life as we cover these daily wisdom words. Have a beautiful and blessed day.