Mental exhaustion can cause you to lose motivation and energy. You may feel a constant desire to sleep. This has many causes, such as side effects of prescription medications, stimulating substances like caffeine, alcohol and sugar, or may be related to a mental illness such as depression. Often, mental exhaustion can be treated and relieved with natural home treatments.

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Replace your morning coffee with ginseng. Coffee can actually drain your energy instead of stimulating it, so ginseng is a natural and healthy alternative. Ginseng tea helps the body to adapt better to emotional and mental stressors that can cause mental exhaustion.

Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, which contain the important minerals your body needs to prevent mental exhaustion. Green leafy vegetables contain potassium, an important element in the protection against fatigue, and calcium, which is essential for relaxation and the alleviation of tension that can cause fatigue.

Drink a glass of grapefruit juice and lemon juice daily to help prevent and relieve mental exhaustion. Grapefruit has proven to effectively dispel fatigue and tiredness, and is particularly helpful after a long day’s work. Just combine lemon juice to grapefruit juice in a one to one ratio and drink up.

Make a natural energy-restoring bath to combat mental exhaustion. Add seven drops of lavender essential oil, three drops of rosemary essential oil, three drops of peppermint essential oil, 1 cup of sea salt and one cup of baking soda to a hot bath. Soak for at least 15 minutes with the shower curtains closed to hold the healing vapors inside the tub. Finish the bath treatment with a semi-cold shower to rejuvenate the body and energize the mind.


  • If you have noticed that mental exhaustion is a side effect of a prescription medicine, speak to your doctor about possible alternatives.