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How to fight fatigue? I am constantly tired, no energy. Usually ok when 1st get up but abt 10am like bomb drops and sleepy kicks in? Suggestions?

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Dr. Nance Weddle
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: MANY considerations

Make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of restorative sleep every night.
Keep caffeine to an absolute minimum especially after 4pm, establish a bedtime routine, keep your room cool, have some white noise on like a loud fan. If you snore or are overweight you may have sleep apnea which will need evaluation by your physician. Do some light exercise in the morning also, this may help wake you up.

In brief: MANY considerations

Make sure you are getting 7-8 hours of restorative sleep every night.
Keep caffeine to an absolute minimum especially after 4pm, establish a bedtime routine, keep your room cool, have some white noise on like a loud fan. If you snore or are overweight you may have sleep apnea which will need evaluation by your physician. Do some light exercise in the morning also, this may help wake you up.
Dr. Nance Weddle
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Please get tested for sleep apnea. You could also have this reaction if you are not eating breakfast or eating breakfasts with a high carbohydrate content. That would be most cereals, toast, especially pastries, donuts and things like that. Add some protein like cheese, nuts or nut butter to your morning meal for more energy.
Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep apnea

Then get help and loose wt -snoring is a strong sign this is the problem. Avoid sugars for breakfast and stimulants like caffiene- you may be "crashing" from hypoglycemia or caffiene withdrawal.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Then get help and loose wt -snoring is a strong sign this is the problem. Avoid sugars for breakfast and stimulants like caffiene- you may be "crashing" from hypoglycemia or caffiene withdrawal.
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Evaluation

This is the most common complaint i see in our office as it is a component of almost everything we evaluate.
Testing for adrenal hormones, ovarian hormone, thyroid evaluation, dietary evaluation, depression, environmental concerns all can play a role. It's much more complicated to evaluate than most people realize.

In brief: Evaluation

This is the most common complaint i see in our office as it is a component of almost everything we evaluate.
Testing for adrenal hormones, ovarian hormone, thyroid evaluation, dietary evaluation, depression, environmental concerns all can play a role. It's much more complicated to evaluate than most people realize.
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Dr. David Duhon
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Causes of sleepiness

Presuming you are getting enough sleep at night, the two most common causes for your complaint are obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy.
I suggest you see a sleep specialist.

In brief: Causes of sleepiness

Presuming you are getting enough sleep at night, the two most common causes for your complaint are obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy.
I suggest you see a sleep specialist.
Dr. David Duhon
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Sleep

The average person needs at least 8 hours of sleep at night.
If you are sleeping a solid 8 hours consistently every night and still feeling really fatigued go see a doctor. You may have depression, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, anemia, or another condition that is causing your symptoms.

In brief: Sleep

The average person needs at least 8 hours of sleep at night.
If you are sleeping a solid 8 hours consistently every night and still feeling really fatigued go see a doctor. You may have depression, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, anemia, or another condition that is causing your symptoms.
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