Monday, August 12, 2013

Sleep not to blame for all fatigue

Many of my patients feel that fatigue is due to how long they sleep. In some cases it can be. But fatigue has many causes. This article discusses research showing no link between self reported sleep duration and fatigue. Unfortunately, certain sleep disorders may be occurring without the persons awareness, like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA can cause fatigue, and treatment of OSA can help. So before concluding that your fatigue is not related to your sleep quality, talk to your doctor.

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