For Families & Patients

Palliative care supports people with a life-limiting illness and their families to live, die and grieve well.
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Fatigue, or extreme tiredness, is a common symptom of illness. This is because the body uses energy to fight disease.

It can also be due to uncontrolled pain, side effects of medication, poor eating or sleeping, anxiety, depression, or other conditions.

The most important step is to ask your doctor or palliative care team for help to reduce your fatigue.

It can help to take naps during the day, do small amounts of exercise, and avoid doing too many activities in a day. Focus on doing what is most important or enjoyable for you.

If you or your carer are finding it hard to sleep, ask your palliative care team for advice so that you get the rest you need.