When do you know you are suffering from TATT?
- TATT is not about the feeling of tiredness. It is about a host of other symptoms. Ask yourself if you have been:
- Experiencing a lack of energy.
- Feeling sleepy throughout the day.
- Experiencing a loss of motivation.
- Suffering from poor concentration.
- Having difficulty making decisions.
- Experiencing difficulty in carrying out daily tasks.
- Feeling depressed without any reason.
Some years back doctors came up with the syndrome called the Constant Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) to explain a long term set of symptoms that mainly involves being overwhelmingly fatigued. The tiredness is so bad that you don’t feel like getting out of bed. This may continue for years. The milder version of CFS is called TATT.
Hectic schedules and high stress levels are robbing professionals of their daily sleep quota. In call centres in the city, the whole biological clock goes for a toss. “Pressure to meet deadlines, increase in workload and the determination to stay ahead in the race, are all driving us to work for longer hours without getting much rest. There is hardly any time that I actually get to sleep. Coming back home in the morning after long hours of work, I have to get my daughter ready for school and then finish off with the cooking. By the time I finish my work at home, it is time for me to leave for office,” says Shradha Kamdar, a call centre executive.
The rat race is sapping people. “I think much more is expected from some people than used to be,” says Dr. Chaturvedi. “There is an epidemic of people who are financially on a treadmill. I see people who have not had a holiday in three years. I see people who do not want to take time off even when they are having high temperature. They are afraid of losing their jobs,” he further adds.
Physical causes like obesity could add to a person’s exhaustion. Many kinds of illnesses can leave you feeling very tired, especially anemia, an under-active thyroid and heart failure. Sleep problems such as insomnia and sleep apnea (abnormal breathing while asleep) can stop a person from getting a good night sleep. Emotional causes like anxiety and stress add to exhaustion. Feeling you have no control over a situation may lead to frustration, irritability and tiredness. “There is too much stress at my work place. There is so much work that I hardly get time to eat. There is actually no timing for me. This leaves me exhausted throughout the day,” says Arundhuti Basu, a computer professional from the city.
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