Effects on relationships

Feeling fatigued is a personal assessment of how you feel.

Lack of sleep, working long hours, (especially outside the ‘normal’ 24-hour cycle) and personal commitments to family can bring on fatigue.

When it comes to rest, most of us will choose family demands over our own sleep requirements. The family will thank you – your body might not.

Those people around you may not see your fatigue, but will see the effects. Your family will quickly notice any character changes, and your workmates will see the changes in your manner and performance.

It is up to you to manage the overall affect this has on your home and work relationships. You need to be honest with yourself about your levels of fatigue and your part in other peoples’ lives.