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Are you Tired or Sleepy?

18/03/2015

 

Being tired is a normal part of a busy day.  It a normal response to physical exertion, mental strain, stress or lack of energy.

However, sleepiness, especially during the daytime, is not normal.

If you are tired all day long, you may be suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness, and should see your Doctor to determine the cause of your sleepiness and potential treatment.  Your Doctor may refer you to a Sleep Centre for a home-based sleep study to assist in your diagnosis.

Sleep disorders affect approximately 24% of men and 9% of women in Australia, although up to 80% are undiagnosed.  Patients with sleep disorders have a 7-fold higher risk of heart disease!

Complete this questionnaire to find out more:  Epworth Sleepiness Scale

WFR also offer a range of health programs including fatigue management workshops, sleep health presentations, and wellness coaching.  To find out more, please contact us.