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3 Sleep Disorders That Might Be Causing You to Feel Tired All the Time

Posted by Kevin Phillips on Oct 9, 2014 6:52:00 PM

Many of us will occasionally experience days where we simply feel tired all day long. Usually this is caused by poor sleep the night before, an intense workout the previous day, or even symptoms of a cold or flu. The feelings of extreme fatigue are often remedied with a little rest during the day or some good old fashioned sleep the next night.

For some however, feeling tired and rundown during waking hours is an everyday occurrence. One that with continued lack of sleep can prove to be harmful to their health, and result in accidents or even death from dozing off at inappropriate times. While there are many possible causes of extreme daytime sleepiness including dietary deficiencies, depression, diabetes, anemia, or thyroid problems, chronic daytime fatigue can very likely be caused by a sleep disorder.

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Topics: sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea, sleep disorders, Narcolepsy, tired, restless leg syndrome

Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) vs. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)

Posted by Jack Johnson on May 20, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD) and restless leg syndrome (RLS) are sleep disorders that, at first glance, appear to be the same thing.

Both conditions are characterized by a sleeper not being able to keep still. However, the two sleep disorders are distinctly different.

Diagnosing which condition a patient might be suffering from is important is determining what the best course of treatment might be.

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Topics: sleep disorders, plmd, tired, restless leg syndrome

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