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How much naptime sleep to avoid fatigue?

How much naptime sleep to avoid fatigue?

Varies: Many people do not feel the need to nap at all during the day. It will help your energy if you use that time to exercise instead. If you do need to nap, however, authorities now believe you can accomplish as much with a "power nap" of 10-15 min. Than with a longer nap that may leave you feeling loggy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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What is the minimum amount of sleep per night to avoid fatigue?

What is the minimum amount of sleep per night to avoid fatigue?

Depends: Americans pride themselves in not sleeping alot but sleep is incredibly important. It is the only time the body is able to restore and rejuvenate itself. The amount of sleep each person requires is different but normal ranges are 7-9. You should feel well rested when you sleep sufficiently and will not need to chug caffeine all day. ...Read more

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What is the minimum amount of sleep per night to avoid symptoms of fatigue during exams?

What is the minimum amount of sleep per night to avoid symptoms of fatigue during exams?

6 hours: Generally regular 7-8 hours of sleep at least 1-2 weeks prior to the exam helps the recall process in exam , avoid fatigue. Less then 4 hours of sleep on night prior to the exam is not good and be avoided if possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best ways to avoid body fatigue even with lack of sleep and no exercise?

Can you tell me what is the best ways to avoid body fatigue even with lack of sleep and no exercise?

If you can't: Optimize your sleep and exercise, at least make sure you are eating well and taking measures to minimize your stress as best as possible. And remember, exercise comes in all forms of activity, even if that means just walking more or taking the stairs. ...Read more

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I've felt extremely fatigued for the past couple of days. No matter how much i sleep, it doesn't seem to be enough. Causes?

I've felt extremely fatigued for the past couple of days. No matter how much i sleep, it doesn't seem to be enough. Causes?

OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea is a consideration here. If you snore, feel tired after you sleep enough hours, fall asleep easily in different situations like watching tv, or riding a car; and mostly if this started at a time when you gained some weight, you should ask your dr about a sleep study to rule out osa. That is a very common situation. ...Read more

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What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.

What can cause extreme fatigue and weakness, so much you can not function, and have to lay down to sleep, this is not the same as in not enough sleep.

Narcolepsy: You may be experiencing a disorder called narcolepsy. It is characterized by the sudden onset of the overpowering urge to sleep during the day. See a physician about this matter. ...Read more

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What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

Sleepiness: Having excessive daytime sleepiness could indicate a sleep disorder. It is recommended you consult a sleep physician who can review your history to determine if that is the case or if it's something else. For example, if you also snore, have dry mouth, morning headaches, and/or periodically choke/gasp throughout the night, you may have sleep apnea. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't sleep reduce my tiredness?

Uncertain. : Your quality of sleep may be poor or your quantify of sleep may be inadequate. You could also be suffering from an underlying medical condition which is causing fatigue. Use good sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i. ...Read more

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I feel very tired and fatigued in the morning even after a good night sleep.Is there any problem with that?

I feel very tired and fatigued in the morning even after a good night sleep.Is there any problem with that?

Very likely: If one is sleeping well and has slept well in prior nights one should feel rested. Disruptions in sleep architecture (rem disturbances) or snoring (sleep apnea) can cause one not to feel rested. Other conditions may be at play including low thyroid, depression, etc. Use of medications or alcohol can also cause persisting fatigue despite sleep. C your doc for futher eval and history review. ...Read more

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I sleep for about 2-5 hours each night and no matter whatnotice my tiredness. Is 5 hours a night enough sleep?

I sleep for about 2-5 hours each night and no matter whatnotice my tiredness. Is 5 hours a night enough sleep?

It may be enough: Some people are 'short sleepers' who require little sleep but still function well - if you feel good on 5 hours then you may be one of those people and there is no issue with it. ...Read more

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For past 7 months, I have been unusually more fatigued. I get 9hrs of sleep but I drag during the day. I'm 18

For past 7 months, I have been unusually more fatigued.  I get 9hrs of sleep but I drag during the day.  I'm 18

Most likely nothing: I believe you are quite lean and that is why your aortic pulsation is visible. If you are concerned about a possible aneurysm (ballooning of the aorta) a simple ultrasound should be able to set your mind at rest. I am assuming no other symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been awake for 4 days and feel no signs of fatigue and its impossible to sleep. What could be wrong with me?

I've been awake for 4 days and feel no signs of fatigue and its impossible to sleep. What could be wrong with me?

Read-Up On It: That's happened to me once or twice.I'll guarantee you this: eventually you will fall asleep.Actually, often when lying in bed,our mind spinning,we think we haven't slept but have actually frequently micro-dosed enough just to barely function the next day.It sucks if you have to work. It's usually stress related but could be a medical problem. If you are still bothered by this in 2 weeks see a doc ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I have felt very fatigued when i wake up and i get about 7-8 hrs of sleep. No other symptoms. I'm 22 female 112lbs 5'2?

For the past 2 days I have felt very fatigued when i wake up and i get about 7-8 hrs of sleep. No other symptoms. I'm 22 female 112lbs 5'2?

Stress?: If your diet is the same, sleep habits the same, not feeling sick, no recent insect bites, rashes etc , no medications, the next possible cause maybe stress. Is there anything in your daily life that is creating stress that you may be internalizing? Talk to your physician if this does not change within a couple days. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

Tiredness: This is very abnormal. You need to contact your doctor for a full examination to determine the cause of the tiredness. There are a great many possibilities. ...Read more

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I feel fatigue lately. I awake after 8 hrs.without a clock. At times, I awake after 3 hrs. feeling fine, then tired but I can't sleep during the day.

I feel fatigue lately. I awake after 8 hrs.without a clock. At times, I awake after 3 hrs. feeling fine, then tired but I can't sleep during the day.

SleepSpecialistHelp:: [Answer-"I get sleepy when:"0=never;1=rarely;2=some-times;3=often]- 1)Reading;2)Watching TV;3)At a meeting;4)In the car for more than an hour;5)Lying Down;6) Talking;7) After lunch8)In the car at a stop light Result: 1-6 OK;7-8 Average;9+ Get Help This test was designed to see how sleep-deprived you are, specifically with reference to Obstructive Sleep Apnea. But I've found it's good for any cause ...Read more

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I have extreme fatigue and always want to sleep. I don't know how to help this condition. It's overwhelming, I'm very concerned. Suggestions to help?

Fatigue: Fatigue can be associated with a variety of disorders, including thyroid dysfunction, anemia, sleep deprivation, malnourishment, depression, medication side effects, and many chronic diseases. Best to see your doctor for a complete history, examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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