How to beat tiredness

Sep 18 2020Gill

How to beat tiredness

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I’m sure we’re all familiar with early-morning tiredness and feeling drained at work throughout the day when we don’t get enough sleep. Here is some advice from Jan, where he offers some simple tips for beating tiredness. 

Tiredness can kill, as we often see on motorway warning signs. There appears to be almost an epidemic of tiredness today. In fact, not just today. During more than 50 years in practice, people suffering from tiredness have regularly consulted me.                                                       

Too many people accept tiredness as a normal part of modern life. They manage to get through the day, sometimes with several cups of coffee as a kick-start. We must not accept this situation. We need to feel refreshed at the start of each day. 

Certainly, if we have been overdoing things, it is only natural to feel tired. But constant tiredness is not something we should experience daily and we need to deal with it.

I hear about tiredness so much I have started to think of it as the “no energy syndrome”, and I have spent a lot of time thinking about the best ways to tackle this.

Constant weariness and lack of energy are important signs from the body that deserve our attention. If such signs are ignored the consequences can eventually be grave.

It is important to get checked for any underlying health condition that could be causing the tiredness. Increasingly though, people who receive a clean bill of health are still tired all the time. Many of us work far too hard, play too hard and do everything far too quickly. That is the pace of modern life and it is hard to step off that treadmill.

I cannot stress enough how important a good deep sleep is. All kinds of factors affect the quality of our sleep but too many people retire for the night at a very late hour. Others find it hard to fall asleep because their mind is too active. This can be resolved by winding down at least an hour before bed by avoiding computers or anything stimulating.

Eating late at night or drinks with caffeine in the evening can lead to a fitful sleep. If this occurs regularly it will affect the body’s ability to restore and repair, and lead to daytime sluggishness. Sleep deprivation is a problem that can be conquered with a bit of effort.

My “Hara Breathing Exercise”, which I described in my first book “Stress and Nervous Disorders”, is a wonderful technique to help with relaxation and boosting of energy levels. Although I generally have plenty of energy, I often use this exercise to get me through a busy day.

Fortunately, there are natural remedies that can help with sleeping and also with energy problems. Now that I am in my 70s and still working, I find that the remedy “NRG First” gives my energy levels an extra boost. Since I launched this preparation the results have been astonishing.

We all have our own particular challenges and sometimes the body needs extra support to get through a demanding period. This is why I searched for a preparation that was safe and natural for some extra help.

It is a wonderful gift to wake up in the morning and feel ready to face another day. Enjoying life to the full is a most satisfying experience, and that is what I wish for us all.


If you feel tired all the time, talk to your doctor in case there is something behind your exhaustion. However, if you just feel a bit sluggish or fatigued every once in a while, Jan's revitalising essence is a great way to feel energised! It contains extracts of peppermint, cherry plum and rock rose, and is useful for soothing your mind if you feel stressed too.