Excessive sleepiness is dangerous not only for your health but also for life. According to a study, 1 in 25 adults falls asleep at the wheel every month. And as you can imagine, this doesn’t usually end well. Therefore, it’s important to establish the reasons for which you feel constant fatigue so you can prevent it from happening if possible.
We tried to dig deeper and found out more serious causes of drowsiness besides lack of sleep and stress, and it’s important to know them.
Problems with the thyroid gland mean there is little production of thyroid hormones. These hormones are responsible for the energy and function of the body. When the thyroid gland malfunctions, the processes in the organism slow down. As a result, you may feel tired.
- weight gain
- muscle weakness
Recently, researchers have discovered that drowsiness may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. They established a connection between daytime sleepiness and beta-amyloid accumulation in the brain. Such accumulations are observed with the development of Alzheimer’s. This means that feeling tired during the day may be an early sign of this disease.
- short term memory loss
Restless legs syndrome
This nervous system condition causes you to move your legs during sleep. Your legs jerk spontaneously which disrupts your sleep and impairs its quality. As a result, you may feel tired.
- tingling in the legs and arms
- pain in the legs and arms