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I get around 7-8 hours of sleep per night, but always feel more tired in the morning than i did going to bed. i never feel rested enough. advice?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help.
Dr. Charles Coleman
Sleep Medicine 42 years experience
A sleep disorder?: Getting what seems to be an adequate amount of sleep but still being tired is a sign of a problem. It could be a more general health issue, such as a vitamin deficiency or thyroid imbalance, or depression, or a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or periodic limb movements of sleep. You should see your doctor and discuss this specific problem with him/her.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Epworth test: I would advise taking the Epworth test available online. It will help your physician decide whether a sleep test is indicated. If you are overweight, a weight reduction program and avoiding caffeinated drinks at night may also help. In addition, if you snore more than 4 times per week, this can also indicate a sleep disorder.

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Last updated May 15, 2016

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