Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Importance of Rest for More Efficient Work

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Mercadeo Magazine Julio 2024

With today’s lifestyle, our jobs have become an essential aspect of our lives. But, when you dedicated so many hours to it, without a few rest in between, that can generate terrible consequences. One of those is chronic fatigue syndrome when you will always feel tired, and your productivity will drop to its lowest levels. 

Keep reading to find out more about the syndrome and why you should take a rest!

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS is a highly complicated disorder that cannot be explained under any medical condition. Its main characteristic is extreme fatigue that will not quickly improve with rest, and it can be worsened with intense physical or mental activity. It can also be known as systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). There is no single test to confirm the diagnosis, and the causes and symptoms are very varied, check them out!


  • Fatigue
  • Loss of memory and terrible concentration
  • Headaches
  • Few hours of sleep
  • Extreme exhaustion 
  • Unexplained muscle pain.
  • Orthostatic intolerance.
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in neck or armpits


Chronic fatigue syndrome can produce hypersensitivity to normal amounts of exercise and activities. There still so many things to discover about this syndrome. For example, not every person can suffer from it; this predisposition is under study. And for others, it will depend on factors or a combination of them, which can include:

  • Viruses (like Epstein-Barr virus, human herpesvirus 6, Ross River virus, rubella virus)
  • Weak immune system
  • Stress
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Allergies
  • Environmental factors

Chronic fatigue syndrome: why is rest important?

Chronic fatigue syndrome doesn’t have a specific cure; this is because each patient presents different symptoms, and their causes are so varied. The best is to plan a personalized treatment for each one, with defined therapies and benefits. 

Besides that, one of the best course of action is to give the correct importance to rest. Working non-stop will never be ideal; each person needs to take several breaks for resting during their working hours. Another point is to only work during the defined hours, breaking the balance between your job and resting time will generate consequences for your health and life quality.

Many of the problems that we detect, such as hair fall, acne, or constant headaches, are the product of a few resting time, and lots of working hours. Of course, your job will always provide a sensation of success, and the necessary money for expenses, the house, and the family. But nothing will worth putting in danger your health. 

Take advantage of your resting time

For some people reducing the resting time will increase productivity, but it turns out to the contrary. When you feel tired, your productivity will be the lowest, and even you will start to procrastinate because you aren’t motivated to finish a task. 

This is highly important for freelancers, working from home presents many benefits, but it can result in less rest. Sometimes at home, you cannot find a balance between your job and the house cores, and it can also show a false sensation of resting just because you are in your house. Here every freelancer needs to establish a schedule and stick to it faithfully. 

Resting time is not just about taking a nap or watch some show on TV. It is about to take time for yourself. Have a vacation, finish your garden, start that DIY project, have quality time with your loved ones, plan a birthday party, go to the park or the beach, and many others. The quiet time is for you to forget about your job, and enjoy the little things that life can offer. 

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