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Is it normal to feel flustered and have jumbled thoughts when you're really tired? 7 hours sleep and up all night, now I feel foggy and zoned out.

Absolutely: Your brain needs to recharge. There are chemicals up there that need to re-set, and this happens during sleep. Your brain is now running on an empty tank, on a dying battery. That's why it's never good to pull an all nighter before a test - you won't be able to retrieve the information the next day! . You need sleep - sweet dreams..........Zzzzzzzzzzz. ...Read more

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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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Can't lose weight despite <1000cal/day. TSH 1.9 6months ago. Any advice? (Am also tired despite 9 hours sleep every night and I feel slow /lethargic)

Can't lose weight despite <1000cal/day. TSH 1.9 6months ago. Any advice? (Am also tired despite 9 hours sleep every night and I feel slow /lethargic)

Slow and lethargic: Something is troubling you. Two options:

1: See a psychologist to see if she/he can unravel your concerns.
2: If there is no good response from this please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I still tired after sleeping eight hours?

Why am I still tired after sleeping eight hours?

Sleep apnea: Another possibility coud be sleep apnea. Persons often spend plenty of time in bed, but never truly enter deep, resotrative sleep when they have sleep apnea. There are other serious consequences of sleep apnea besides tiredness as well. Other medical conditions are possible such as low thyroid too. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I still feel tired after 9 hours of sleep. Why does this happen?

I still feel tired after 9 hours of sleep. Why does this happen?

Sleep apnea: This may be because you are not getting enough oxygen during your sleep. This can be caused by sleep apnea, which can be obstructive (do to the airways being blocked) or central (no signal to breath. Uars, upper airway resistance syndrome is another possibility. Discuss this with your physician, as chronic lack of oxygen can cause strokes or heart attacks or other severe problems. ...Read more

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Why is it that I feel tired after 8 hours of sleep but fine after 5 or 10 hours?

Why is it that I feel tired after 8 hours of sleep but fine after 5 or 10 hours?

Sleep: Some of it could be due to sleep inertia as well as the stage of sleep you are waking up from. Typically if you are woken up from a deeper stage of sleep you may still feel a bit more tired rather than a lighter stage of sleep. Also, studies suggest that we seem to be a poor judge of how we feel after being sleep deprived, so you may be sleepier than you think. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so tired after sleeping 8 hours and I have no drive to do anything?

Why do I feel so tired after sleeping 8 hours and I have no drive to do anything?

Depression: I understand your concern.
Average sleep requirement of an adult is 7-8 hours.
Feeling so tired after 8 hours of sleep and no drive to do anything are symptoms of depression.
At age 30, stresses of relationships, marriage, parenting, work, finances, and unresolved conflicts in various relationships can contribute to depression.
Please see a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why am I tired after 9 hours of sleep and have no drive to do anything including sex?

Why am I tired after 9 hours of sleep and have no drive to do anything including sex?

Sleep apnea: I don't know what the answer to your question is, but obstructive sleep apnea is way ahead of whatever is in second place. In addition to degrading sleep quality and making one tired all day, sleep apnea has been shown to cause decreased testosterone levels in males. ...Read more

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I sleep for 12 hours and still wake up tired. Sleeping 8 hours doesn't help. What should I do?

I sleep for 12 hours and still wake up tired. Sleeping 8 hours doesn't help. What should I do?

See your doctor: Sounds like you're putting in the hours, but still feeling tired. This could mean the quality of sleep isn't good. I'd avoid alcohol before bed, as well as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and those pm cold meds (they can put you to sleep, but it isn't great sleep). If you snore a lot, ask your doctor about sleep apnea. Your family doctor should feel comfortable evaluating you further. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am tired after 9 hours of sleep. Should I take a nap to refresh if so for how long?

I am tired after 9 hours of sleep. Should I take a nap to refresh if so for how long?

No: You should work to adapt a very regular sleeping pattern -- even over the weekends -- to maintain optimal health and awareness and productivity in all that you do. 9 hours of sleep is more than enough for the average 16 y.o. male. Unless you are engaged in very intense /long duration /multiple frequency physical workouts, then the napping is not necessary. (i.e. world class athletes). Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am so tired can sleep 14 hours per day, am gaining weight, and am hot and sometimes suffer from palpitaions, I have strange liver results?

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I am so tired can sleep 14 hours per day, am gaining weight, and am hot and sometimes suffer from palpitaions, I have strange liver results?

Multiple symptoms: Abnormal liver results with such symptoms could indicate wide range of health problems, such as infection, thyroid disease, diabetes, cholesterol, alcohol effects, medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or some dietary supplements. Best to discuss with your doctor since he/she has your records & the liver results. ...Read more

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I always feels tired even after 10 hours sleep. I feel difficulty in thinking ans fantasizing about past and future. Reasons? Which doctor to see?

I always feels tired even after 10 hours sleep. I feel difficulty in thinking ans fantasizing about past and future. Reasons? Which doctor to see?

Fatigue: You need to see your 1ry care physician for your fatigue & a psychiatrist for your other problems. Eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids, take multivitamins & exercise on regular basis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, for two weeks I have been extremely tired. I sleep 8 hours and nap ans still am tired. I am a cna so my job is very demanding. Could it be cancer?

Hi, for two weeks I have been extremely tired. I sleep 8 hours and nap ans still am tired. I am a cna so my job is very demanding. Could it be cancer?

Ca Not likely: Fatigue can be a symptom of malignancy, but other factors are more common. Depression, esp. Around the holidays is poss. Stress due to the holidays, your job or family might be building up.
A general check up with routine blood work by a primary care provider, even a visit to an "urgent care" for blood work, might be helpful in someone your age.
Eating a healthy diet might help. ...Read more

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I'm always tired, I get 8 hours sleep, I do muscle relaxation before bed, I've had a sleep study that came back within normal range, at a loss.

I'm always tired, I get 8 hours sleep, I do muscle relaxation before bed, I've had a sleep study that came back within normal range, at a loss.

Seek cause: Psychological factors may play in, but there are dozens of real medical illnesses that are frequently missed. Anemia, iron deficiency not yet anemia, carbon monoxide in the home, thyroid disease, addison's (don't miss this one / simmonds'), polymyalgia rheumatica, early lupus / rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease. We have general physicians to investigate these possibilities as appropriate. ...Read more

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Do I have diabetes? If I'm always tired even with hours of sleep dose that mean I have diabetes? If when I have to much sugar and I get migraines and blind spots after dose that mean I have diabetes?

Do I have diabetes? If I'm always tired even with hours of sleep dose that mean I have diabetes? If when I have to much sugar and I get migraines and blind spots after dose that mean I have diabetes?

No diabetes: You are probably not sleeping well. Are you getting 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night? The blind spots in your field of vision is probably a migraine aura. Diabetes can only be diagnosed with a fasting, 2 hour post meal or a long range blood test called an a1c. See your primary care doctor to get this all sorted out. Www. Diabeticlifestyle. Com; www. Ache. Org. ...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?

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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Why I feel sluggish when waking up hardly at morning everyday? I sleep 9 hours, no midday napping, no tiredness when going to bed.

Why I feel sluggish when waking up hardly at morning everyday? I sleep 9 hours, no midday napping, no tiredness when going to bed.

Everyone: Everyone feels a bit sluggish when waking up in the morning. However, this may become a problem if you are excessively sleepy or fatigued during the day. If you snore during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea is a possible culprit. Other common medical conditions can cause you to be fatigued. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, recently I am experiencing tiredness. I am 22 year old male. How many hours of sleep is required by me?

Dear doctor, recently I am experiencing tiredness. I am 22 year old male. How many hours of sleep is required by me?

8 - 9: Most experts agree that 8 - 9 hours of sleep is optimal. They are looking into the maximum hours recommended without negative effects. ...Read more

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Hi, I have light headed and tiredness and I sleep more than average 11-12 hours and I made blood, urine tests (how can show) What is the problem?

Hi, I have light headed and tiredness and I sleep more than average 11-12 hours and I made blood, urine tests (how can show) What is the problem?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is my insomnia cause for muscle twitches, dizziness, temp high in 96, and tiredness all the time. Can't fall sleep and get 4 to 5 hours a night?

Is my insomnia cause for muscle twitches, dizziness, temp high in 96, and tiredness all the time. Can't fall sleep and get 4 to 5 hours a night?

Sleep apnea Benign: You may want to see a sleep medicine specialist to rule out the possibility of sleep apnea.
There is a lot of causes of muscle twitching. It can involve different muscles. It is likely benign and may be caused by the electrolyte abnormalities. ...Read more

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I'm 22 with tiredness or fatigue I only sleep 6 hours a day but I have no fever or other physical symptoms though and im weaning off Xanax (alprazolam) but what are chances I have a cancer with just fatigue?

I'm 22 with tiredness or fatigue I only sleep 6 hours a day but I have no fever or other physical symptoms though and im weaning off Xanax (alprazolam) but what are chances I have a cancer with just fatigue?

Unlikely: Not sure why at 22 you are on xanax (alprazolam). I think that the fatigue might be related to this or other sleep problems. Xanax (alprazolam) might also be playing a role. Check with your doctor who prescribed the xanax (alprazolam) to see if this could be part of the problem. Cancer is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Tender breasts. Late period. Normal diet. Lack of energy/tiredness despite getting 8+ hours of sleep. Not stressed?

Tender breasts. Late period. Normal diet. Lack of energy/tiredness despite getting 8+ hours of sleep. Not stressed?

Pregnant?: If you're sexually active it is really the first question coming to mind. Check with otc pregnancy test. ...Read more

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For what reason wouldn't sleep reduce my tiredness?

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'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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How to stop the extreme tiredness feeling? I sleep and take naps sometimes but no matter what, I'm tired.

How to stop the extreme tiredness feeling? I sleep and take naps sometimes but no matter what, I'm tired.

Sleep hygiene.: Taking your nap is likely preventing you from sleeping at night. Proper sleep hygiene mandates that you avoid naps so that you become tired enough at night to fall asleep. Try to not nap in the afternoon. Go to bed the same time each night and awaken the same time each morning. ...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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