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Think back to your school days, especially postsecondary school, and how your brain felt after cramming all night for a tough exam. Remember that? When you felt like your brain had been pushed to the limit and was no longer functioning properly? That is called cognitive fatigue.

Cognitive fatigue can be defined as a decrease is one’s cognitive abilities due to prolonged mental demands, brought on by excessive wear and tear on the brain. It’s not simply being sleep-deprived, although sleep is important and necessary for healthy brain functioning.

Sometimes the challenges we take on, such as work-related commitments and education goals, can be stressful, challenging and require a high level of cognitive demand over an extended period of time.

Source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/careers/workplace-award/article-how-to-keep-your-brain-healthy-and-avoid-cognitive-fatigue/

If you are feeling cognitively fatigued, there are various support services available. Contact us to talk to someone who can help you!

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