Im posting this on behalf of my girlfriend, She has been complaining of fatigue and being "just exhausted all the time" regardless of whether or not shes gotten a full night of sleep or not. Im concerned because she doesnt want to go to the doctor for it and the "what ifs" are constantly popping up in my mind, any help would be greatly appreciated.
It's possible she may have sleep apnea,but the only real way to get it diagnosed is to go to a sleep study center, and if she doesnt want to go to the dr,she probably wont do something that she has to stay over night.
I agree with CvD. It could very well be sleep apnea, for which you'd go to a sleep center to be diagnosed. A routine exam at her doctor's would be the first step and then on to the sleep center. Lots of people go - it's no big deal.
I come in on the anemia side of the voting (LOL). It is very easy for women to get anemia and not know it, and it can get so severe that they can't even walk across the room without wanting to sit down. She should try a time-release iron supplement first. If it doesn't help after a good trial (two or three weeks) then by all means check into sleep apnea.
is this something new for her or has it been an ongoing issue? i dont know where you live but here in the northeast, its chilly and now that we've changed the clocks it gets dark so early now. i am very tired and feel tired even after getting plenty of hours of sleep. is she under stress about anything? does she take vitamins? she should look into vitamins specific for energy.
in addition, i dont know how many hours of sleep she gets a night but sometime TOO much sleep can make you sluggish and still tired throughout the day.
hi - it does sounds like she could have sleep apnea, and if it's a possibility she really needs to have it checked out and confirmed. it can be life threatening. the person actually stops breathing for a few seconds...every once in awhile there is someone who doesn't start breathing again. it's serious, so try to get her to see the doc.
No I dont believe so, in fact shes been complaining of spotting more than usual. After talking with her more I discovered that she has been borderline anemic her whole life so Im hoping a little bit of Iron supplementation will do the trick.
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