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Top Causes of Fatigue and Sleepiness and 7 ways to Fight Them (Part I)

Fatigue Cause No. 1: Not Enough Sleep
Fix: Make sure sleep is a priority and keep a regular schedule. Ban laptops, cell phones, and televisions from your bedroom. Still having trouble? Seek help from a sleep specialist doctor. You may have a sleep disorder.

Fatigue Cause No. 2: Sleep Apnea
Fix: Lose weight if you're overweight, quit smoking, and you may need a CPAP device to help keep your airway passages open while you sleep.Seek help from a sleep specialist doctor. You may have a sleep disorder.

Fatigue Cause No. 3: Not Enough Fuel
Fix: Always eat breakfast and try to include protein and complex carbs in every meal. For example, eat eggs with whole-grain toast. Also eat small meals and snacks throughout the day for sustained energy.

Fatigue Cause No. 4: Anemia
Fix: For anemia caused by an iron deficiency, taking iron supplements and eating iron-rich foods, such as lean meat, liver, shellfish, beans, and enriched cereal, can help.

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Shahriar Shahzeidi, M.D. FAAP, FCCP, FAASM
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