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Sleep & Fatigue

Getting enough sleep is critical to staying healthy. It keeps our immune system strong, staves off anxiety and depression, and even lessens pain in those with pain syndromes. Yet, there’s a lot we do that sabotages our sleep.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome causes extreme fatigue that persists for more than six months, doesn't improve with rest, and you can feel more tired after physical, cognitive, or emotional exertion.

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Tired of always waking up before your alarm goes off? There are several causes to consider, from stress and depression to breathing disorders.

Fibromyalgia causes chronic pain throughout the body in addition to muscle pain, tenderness, and joint stiffness. Fortunately, new treatment strategies are helping patients better cope with fibromyalgia.

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Obstructive sleep apnea is when you briefly stop breathing while sleeping. You probably don’t know you’re doing it but it can make you feel very tired during the day. Learn the symptoms and effective treatments.

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Why do you feel so tired and sleepy? A comprehensive guide to causes of excessive daytime sleepiness

If you often feel very tired during the day, you may simply not be getting enough sleep at night. But you may have a medical condition that causes daytime sleepiness, such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, or fibromyalgia.

A fibromyalgia flare can make it hard to get through the day and can last as long as a few weeks. Here are the most common triggers and how to avoid them.

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Insomnia is when it takes a long time to fall asleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep. It can lead to other issues in your life, but there are ways to try to get a better night’s sleep.

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This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of periodic limb movement disorder. Symptoms include unintentional movements of the lower limbs early in sleep that may disturb you or your bedmate, may be repetitive or vary in severity, and may result in reduced sleep quality and daytime fatigue.

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Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person is excessively sleepy during the day and has great difficulty being awakened from sleep. Read on main symptoms, causes and treatment options.

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Copper is a natural element found in a variety of body proteins. A copper deficiency can lead to fatigue, weakness and other, more severe symptoms.

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B12 deficiency can cause serious damage to the nervous system and lead to difficulties in cognition, balance, motion, and an inability to create sufficient blood cells to supply the body with oxygen.

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Exhaustion can be from poor sleep, chronic pain, thyroid issues, or obstructive sleep apnea. Here’s how to tell what’s causing your fatigue and how to treat it.

Does your mind race when your head hits the pillow? Or you just can't relax enough for your body to fall asleep? Learn about underlying causes of insomnia and how to help them.

Sleeping with your mouth open can actually impact your health and wellbeing. Learn what mouth breathing is, what causes it, and how to learn to breathe through the nose at night instead.

There are many reasons you're feeling tired all day. Maybe you're not going to sleep too late, or you have insomnia. Or it may be a hormonal or mental health issue. It's important to find the cause and try to treat it.