Why prolonged self-isolation can feel so tiring?

Coronavirus and self-isolation

COVID-19 has a disdain effect on the daily lives of the people. Refreshment and traveling have become a daydream for the entire world. Boring and clueless activities cover the whole day for the majority of people. The future situation is unclear at the moment, and monotony has become the order of life. Lethargy, apathy, depression, dementia, and anxiety have occupied the minds of people. Social life is looking bleak, and self-esteem is in the fall. People are becoming rugged, and their work outcome is not so productive. The need of the hour is all about finding a way to rediscover and rejuvenate ourselves. In this process, we have to combat the adverse effects of self-isolation and make ourselves content.


Coronavirus symptoms

COVID-19 can either be symptomatic or asymptomatic in people. It affects the respiratory system of a person. The high-risk groups include people above the age of 60 and those already suffering from diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or other underlying health conditions.


Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, dry cough, anxiety, tiredness. Significant symptoms of COVID-19 include difficulty in breathing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and sore throat, etc.


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Coronavirus latest updates

The deadly coronavirus has affected approximately 11.4 million people worldwide, out of which 6.16 million have recovered. The number of deaths has surpassed 534 thousand. The USA is reported to have the highest number of coronavirus cases, which is 2.93 million, out of which 132 thousand people have died, and 879 thousand have recovered.

Impact of self-quarantine

The entire phase of lockdown has resulted in fatigue and tiredness. The cause of fatigue might be due to a reduction in daily activity and a lack of routine. Fantasy to remain in homes without having to do the daily chores has backfired to be rather a monotonous experience. According to Professor Espie, "Regular and disturbing news of coronavirus and increasing coronavirus cases make people restless and distraught."

Why being in self-isolation feels so tiring?

The standard routine has been hampered, and mental focus is in disarray.

  • The lockdown has resulted in people being rerouted from their regular duties, thereby making them lazy and less productive.

  • People are not going out of their homes because of which their exposure to the sun is reduced, and the percentage of melatonin and serotonin synthesis has decreased in their bodies. Melatonin and serotonin are very important for balancing stress, mood, and tiredness. Still, due to tough times, they are not getting the required amount of daylight, making them exhausted and capricious. It also disturbs the sleep cycle.

  • People are haunted by the financial crisis, recession, economic collapse, and unemployment. This feeling is increasing slowly, but surely. Melancholy and misery are on the rise.

  • People cannot interact with the natural environment. Fresh oxygen is continuously decreasing in the homes. Carbon dioxide levels have gone up, which have resulted in yawning and dizziness.

  • People are engaging more with their mobile phones and electronic gadgets. Blue light consumption while sleeping is increasing, which harms the body and mind.

  • People are not able to get high nutritional meals every day due to this lockdown. The availability of essential items has reduced. Long queues in front of shops prove to be tiresome. It affects the healthy metabolism and vigor.

  • TV shows are lacking variety. Daily COVID-19 updates make way for uneasiness. These increase fear and people start worrying more.

  • Self-quarantine can be degrading. People overthink, and those suffering from mental illnesses encourage negative thoughts.

  • The United States government is neither giving any advice nor guidelines to the people who are in self-isolation. People are puzzled. Varied information from different sources has made the situation chaotic.

  • Recreational activities are out of bounds. People locked in their homes have no other choice.

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