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Why am I exhausted but cannot sleep?

Why am I exhausted but cannot sleep?

Problem: You can have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. I recommend seeing a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why do I feel so exhausted even though I am getting enough sleep?

Why do I feel so exhausted even though I am getting enough sleep?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause fatigue other than not getting enough sleep. Thyroid problems, metabolic problems (diabetes, potassium problems, etc), and even depression. Sleep apnea is also very common. ...Read more

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Why am i tired even though i get enough sleep?

Why am i tired even though i get enough sleep?

Fatigue: Fatigue can be for multiple reasons. Medically anemia, blood sugar, thyroid would be possibilities with others. Make sure you get appropriate exercise. At this time of year intake of vitamin d3 may help. You may need to see a doctor. If so let one of us know! ...Read more

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Why am i tired even though i changed my sleep schedule?

Why am i tired even though i changed my sleep schedule?

Prevention: Being tired all the time may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. Inadequate time in deep delta phase sleep will prevent complete rejunivation and tissue regeneration. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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I sleep a lot, so why am I exhausted?

I sleep a lot, so why am I exhausted?

Fragmented sleep: Excessive daytime sleepiness is a sign of fragmented night sleep or a primary sleep disorder (sleep apnea, narcolepsy...). A sleep consult and sleep study can help to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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Why am i always tired, when i sleep i don't feel refreshed after sleeping, have headaches, can't concentrate, irritable, and not happy for months?

Why am i always tired, when i sleep i don't feel refreshed after sleeping, have headaches, can't concentrate, irritable, and not happy for months?

Sleep disorder: Try relaxing before you go to sleep. Stop texting and turn off all electronic devices including your telephone. Listen to soft music, read a book, take a warm bath. Above all, try to go yo sleep at the same time every night. ...Read more

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Having trouble sleeping. I feel like I am but when i awake i don't feel refreshed. I don't snore. Sometime i can't sleep because im hungry. Hormones?

Having trouble sleeping. I feel like I am but when i awake i don't feel refreshed. I don't snore. Sometime i can't sleep because im hungry. Hormones?

Sleep hygiene: Are you eating a reasonable amount of food for dinner? How long before your bedtime do you eat? Make sure that you are not working out too close to bedtime. ...Read more

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I always feel tired even though I sleep enough. Why is this?

I always feel tired even though I sleep enough. Why is this?

Other causes too: Tiredness can be caused by causes other than sleep deficit. One common cause is anemia(low hemoglobin)...so you may want to get your blood count(CBC) done. Stress can also cause fatigue and so can depression. I would advice you to take up exercise(like a brisk walk,30min, a daily basis. This will help to give you extra strength but it takes more than a month or so before your body will be energiz ...Read more

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Why am I always so tired. I feel lime I can sleep for three months and still be tired. why is this?

Why am I always so tired. I feel lime I can sleep for three months and still be tired. why is this?

See a good doctor: There are many possible causes of fatigue including anemia, thyroid and other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, all sorts of chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, environmental toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc. We can't tell you which. Please see a good doctor, preferably an integrative one, for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been so tired lately, I have getting enough sleep. All I want to do is sleep, I feel like I have low energy. Why do I feel tired all the time?

I have been so tired lately, I have getting enough sleep. All I want to do is sleep, I feel like I have low energy. Why do I feel tired all the time?

You may be ill: Mononucleosis can cause extreme tiredness without other symptoms. So can hypothyroidism and a host of other conditions. I see you have a seizure disorder, subcljnical seizures can also cause extreme tiredness. You would benefit from seeing your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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Why am i exhausted even though i get sleep? How do I treat this?

Why am i exhausted even though i get sleep? How do I treat this?

Many considerations: Including a nocturnal sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, but maybe a fatigue state, or thyroid or anemia issues. Depression and medication issues may be playing a role, and alcohol and recreational drugs can also come into play. ...Read more

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I am so tired but can't sleep. Wat can I do to sleep?

I am so tired but can't sleep. Wat can I do to sleep?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this & see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. ...Read more

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I don't know why I am so tired. I get enough sleep but i still fall alsleep. In the day i could fall asleep anytime?

Narcolepsy: You need to have a sleep study done to confirm narcolepsy which is a condition where you can't stay awake and fall asleep anytime during the day. ...Read more

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Why can't i sleep even when im really sleepy and feeling exhausted?

Why can't i sleep even when im really sleepy and feeling exhausted?

Sleep study: You should discuss this with your doctor to rule out any type of disease process and also to consider sleep apnea, chronic fatigue syndrome or other related issues. A diary your sleep patterns and what you did the day and night before are also critical. ...Read more

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I feel sleepy all day long. I always get enough of sleep. I also eat well. But i don't know why i'm constantly sleepy.

I feel sleepy all day long. I always get enough of sleep. I also eat well. But i don't know why i'm constantly sleepy.

Possible Sleep Apnea: The symptoms and sleepiness during the day can be symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, which most people don't even know they have. A sleep physician can do a sleep study to diagnose for sure. The treatment is the use of a CPAP machine or an oral appliance that a highly trained dentist can make for you. ...Read more

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I am ten. Even though i get 9-10 hours of sleep, I am always tired.

See U PCP for eval: And work up, if nothing wrong , exersize and eat healthy diet. ...Read more

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Why do I feel so tired when I am getting my quota of sleep?

Why do I feel so tired when I am getting my quota of sleep?

Sleep Apnea : Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by obstruction of the upper airway. It is characterized by snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, headaches, act irritable. Osa should first be confirmed with the proper medical sleep studies. Rec.: see a sleep or an orofacial pain specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why can't I sleep I just feel restless but not sleepy in bed?

Depends: Are you napping? Do you have a problem sitting in a car for long periods with the feeling that your legs want to move by themselves? Possibly you just have a lot on your mind and just have a hard time turning it off to relax. If it continues you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am 25 weeks pregnant and I always feel so tired like I am not getting enough sleep. What should I do.?

I am 25 weeks pregnant and I always feel so tired like I am not getting enough sleep. What should I do.?

Tell your OB provide: There are many reasons to be tired in pregnancy other than just the fact that you are pregnant . At 25 weeks pregnant the most common cause of fatigue i see in my practice is iron deficiency iron stores can be checked by a simple lab test in your providers office . Another possible cause is hypothyroid. Try to eat 5 small meals daily and remember to take your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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