Fatigue can happen when you do not get enough sleep. If you do not have a sleep problem, one solution is to make sure you have a consistent sleep schedule. However, there are other sleep conditions that need to be addressed in other ways.

Having Trouble Sleeping
Back 4 of 4

Insomnia keeps you up at night, causing daytime fatigue, along with other health problems. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to help with insomnia and reduce the likelihood of daytime fatigue.

Sleep apnea stops your breathing while you are sleeping, causing you to wake up throughout the night and leaving you fatigued throughout the day. Fortunately, your doctor can test you for sleep apnea and treat it in different ways. Lifestyle changes like avoiding smoking and losing weight can also help combat sleep apnea.

When to See Your Doctor About Fatigue

Experiencing fatigue for a couple weeks once in a while is completely normal. However, you should see your doctor if your fatigue lasts longer than a couple weeks or gets noticeably worse. Other symptoms that may require a doctor’s attention include:

Waking up with fatigue when you have actually slept well.

Feeling lack of motivation when you wake up.

Having a hard time doing things that are normally easy for you.

Your doctor will consider the side effects of any medication you take, conduct blood tests to check for an underlying medical condition and ask about your lifestyle. This will allow them to rule out certain causes and pinpoint another as the likely cause of your fatigue.

Back 4 of 4

By Admin