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.
Some people with sleep apnea have an increased risk of cancer, and the odds may be higher for women than men, researchers say. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alaska Sleep Clinic wants to educate women on the risks associated with untreated sleep apnea and why women are so under-diagnosed.
A good night`s sleep is what we all need if we are to be productive and energetic throughout the day. Sleeping is our body`s way to regenerate and recharge and to give us the fuel we need for surviving the day ahead of us.