If your brain feels foggy and you’re always tired, you’re not alone

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Feelings of exhaustion, irritability and mental fogginess are our bodies’ normal response to an abnormal year of pandemic life.
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(Rhitu Chatterjee/ NPR) — In recent weeks, Dr. Kali Cyrus has struggled with periods of exhaustion.

“I am taking a nap in between patients,” says Cyrus, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University. “I’m going to bed earlier. It’s hard to even just get out of bed. I don’t feel like being active again.”

Exhaustion is also one of the top complaints she hears from her patients these days. They say things like, “It’s just so hard to get out of bed” or “I’ve been misplacing things more often,” she says.

Some patients tell Cyrus they’ve been making mistakes at work. Some tell her they can “barely turn on the TV. ‘All I want to do is stare at the ceiling.’ ” Others say they are more irritable. (…)

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