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How can I avoid taking long naps after I come back from work?Cannot function without

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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
17 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep isn't working

When you "sleep" and have no obvious reason why you are still tired you most likely do not rest during your sleep period.
You may not reach the stage of sleep needed for the body to rest, you may be sleep walking or moving a great deal in your sleep (restless legs), you may be awakening brief periods because of low oxygen in your body. To answer your question see your md about a sleep study.

In brief: Sleep isn't working

When you "sleep" and have no obvious reason why you are still tired you most likely do not rest during your sleep period.
You may not reach the stage of sleep needed for the body to rest, you may be sleep walking or moving a great deal in your sleep (restless legs), you may be awakening brief periods because of low oxygen in your body. To answer your question see your md about a sleep study.
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Dr. Kathleen Cullen
I agree. You do need a sleep study. Daytime sleepiness especially around 3-5 pm is a symptom osf sleep apnea. This is a dangerous disease in which the brain is not receiving adequate oxygen at night. I would also check an am cortisol level to rule out adrenal fatigue. Cortisol should be higher in am and lower in pm. High cortisol levels at night is interlinked with sleep problems.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
What is available in your area? Alternatives do include Chinese Medicine and homeopathy. It is helpful to know what resources you do have so to be able to direct you in your search for the best help.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Determine cause

Your fatigue or tiredness after work may have many causes.
1) stress related to work 2) is your work shift work (late night/early morning) 3) are you getting enough sleep before your regular work schedule? To start to answer those questions, you may want to look at your sleep/nap pattern during the weekend/holidays. If feeling tired around the time "you are off from work" - it's not work...

In brief: Determine cause

Your fatigue or tiredness after work may have many causes.
1) stress related to work 2) is your work shift work (late night/early morning) 3) are you getting enough sleep before your regular work schedule? To start to answer those questions, you may want to look at your sleep/nap pattern during the weekend/holidays. If feeling tired around the time "you are off from work" - it's not work...
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Low Energy

Also consider looking in to food allergies.
When we eat foods that are not good for us it can set up a low grade chronic inflammation that can drain our energy. Consider an evaluation by a chinese medicine practitioner. Diet changes and chinese medicine can help balance your system and improve energy. This is easily done in conjunction with a sleep study.

In brief: Low Energy

Also consider looking in to food allergies.
When we eat foods that are not good for us it can set up a low grade chronic inflammation that can drain our energy. Consider an evaluation by a chinese medicine practitioner. Diet changes and chinese medicine can help balance your system and improve energy. This is easily done in conjunction with a sleep study.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Nap or exercise

Many of us feel tired after work.
Work may be sedentary and thus cause you to get tired. Try exercise after work. It is a discipline, but start with simple walking, try to walk every day after work, and try to increase your distance every week or two. It exercise, eating less sugar, are not helping, see your doctor for evaluation.

In brief: Nap or exercise

Many of us feel tired after work.
Work may be sedentary and thus cause you to get tired. Try exercise after work. It is a discipline, but start with simple walking, try to walk every day after work, and try to increase your distance every week or two. It exercise, eating less sugar, are not helping, see your doctor for evaluation.
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