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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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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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Hey so i've a question...I've been feeling very tired but i can't seem to get enough sleep and even if i do, i wake up and still feel tired. Advice?

Hey so i've a question...I've been feeling very tired but i can't seem to get enough sleep and even if i do, i wake up and still feel tired. Advice?

Hard to say.: Tough to say over the internet. Tired has a very long list of causes. Many of them are transient. If this persists or is associated with other symptoms ( fever, weakness, loss of appetite, significant weight change, shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, etc) you should see your doc. ...Read more

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Why do I feel depressed if I dont get enough sleep?

Why do I feel depressed if I dont get enough sleep?

Important: Sleep is extremely important and underappreciated in our culture. Many reason s contribute to sleep being a dimishing value . In my practice, there is a high degree of sleep issues and most are underappreciated and effect all aspects of our health ...Read more

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I dont sleep very well and when doing sex i really get so tired?

I dont sleep very well and when doing sex i really get so tired?

It sounds like: things are not so well for you. But there really was not a question here. The causes of poor sleep are many, and a detailed history by a doctor can sometimes help to find something to help. Many people find themselves very tired after sex. The French have a term "La petite mort" the little death, that describes the tired feeling some have after sex. ...Read more

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Ughh. Why am I so exhausted and tried all the time if I get enough sleep? Even small activities make me tired.

Many many causes: Possibilities include poor nutrition, sleep apnea, various medical disorders such as anemia, diabetes, or thyroid disorders, psychological factors such as stress and/or depression, and many others. It could even be from overwork or overexercising. While it's easy to provide a list of possibilities, your question can't be answered without more info. See a doctor for a personalized assessment. ...Read more

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Hi I always seem to be tired and I feel I have no energy to do much. I am extremely moody.

Hi I always seem to be tired and I feel I have no energy to do much. I am extremely moody.

Fatigue and Moody: Possibilities include depression or hormonal imbalance, perhaps both. Please see your doc to rule out/identify medical conditions and then a mental health professional to teach you strategies to deal w/possible depression. Peace and good health. ...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.?

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

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Why do I always feel sleepy? Even if I sleep well last night... I also feel very energyless and inactive. Why so?

Why do I always feel sleepy? Even if I sleep well last night... I also feel very energyless and inactive. Why so?

Not easy;Huge No. of: possible known contributing factors: emotional, lack of regular exercise, Hi-carb diet (not healthy on many grounds), endocrine (e.g. hypothyroid), sleep apnea (recurrent airway obstruction while asleep), etc., etc. To make any progress, both research online (yet remember online is driven by marketing; often not in your best interest) & seek out professional assistance worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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I get enough sleep but i still feel tired all the time. Why is that?

I get enough sleep but i still feel tired all the time. Why is that?

Many reasons: How much sleep are you getting? Is it uninterrupted, quality sleep? Do you have any underlying illnesses? Sleep apnea, pulmonary disease, cardiac disease, infections, depression, anemia are just a few of the reasons that one might remain tired. Do you start out vigorous? What's your exercise tolerance? If your fatigue is persistent it's time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Always feel really tired. I work out in the mornings but i still feel tired. How do I become more alert and awake?

Always feel really tired. I work out in the mornings but i still feel tired. How do I become more alert and awake?

Some ideas: First, have a physical from an internal medicine or primary care doc to rule out a medical cause of you excessive sleepiness like hypothyroidism, etc. After that, consider that you might not be getting satisfying sleep through the night which could be indicative of a sleep disorder. Also, excessive sleepiness can be a symptom of depression. A psychologist or psychiatrist can help with that. ...Read more

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I am 16. I get 8hrs. of sleep everynight. But don't feel like I am getting enough. My parents shake me but I still do not get up. What do I do?

I am 16. I get 8hrs. of sleep everynight. But don't feel like I am getting enough. My parents shake me but I still do not get up. What do I do?

Could be normal, but: daytime drowsiness after 8 hours sleep may indicate interrupted sleep pattern. See your pediatrician to determine if a sleep study is in order. You might also try downloading a sleep app to see if you toss and turn during sleep (though these apps don't always work 100%). It is normal for teens to be difficult to rouse in the morning, but not normal to be sleepy during the day. Good luck! ...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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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 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 noticed that i get super tired once I do reach my amazing orgasm, but why do I get so exhausted?

I noticed that i get super tired once I do reach my amazing orgasm, but why do I get so exhausted?

Sex is hard work: I am sure this is due to the muscle work you are doing to reach that point. An orgasm is an amazing release, but often a good amount of work to get there. After you reach your clmiax, the 'anti-climax' as you hit the downside can leave you feeling tired, but hopefully a good kind of tired. ...Read more