Sleepy During Day

  • Burnout and Sleep

    • Burnout is a common occupational syndrome characterised by feelings of exhaustion, cynicism and low personal accomplishment at work
    • Burnout affects people emotionally and physically, and their behaviour can also change
    • While closely related, burnout and stress are different phenomena, and it is
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Sleep

    Chronic Fatigue


    Are people with CFS just tired?

    People with CFS are more than “just tired”. They suffer from an intense fatigue and exhaustion that won’t go away. Physical or mental activity can make their CFS symptoms worse. To recover, the person must rest for longer than usual. People with CFS have

  • Common Causes of Inadequate Sleep

    Common Reasons

    1. Taking sleep for granted

    Many people do not realize how important sleep is. Instead, they may think of it as a waste of time. Time spent in bed asleep is time well spent. There are many very important things that the brain needs to do while asleep. These include forming memories and going

  • Drowsy Driving

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    1. Have you ever driven while drowsy?

    Many people drive while they are drowsy. A 2016 survey found that 29% of Australians have driven drowsy in the last month, and 20% reported having fallen asleep while driving. These crashes are more likely to result in death or serious injury of the driver

  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

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    What is excessive daytime sleepiness?

    Being sleepy is the desire or necessity to fall asleep.  It may or may not include feelings of fatigue and/or ‘being tired’.

    Everyone has days when they feel more sleepy or tired than normal.  Sometimes you know why this is the case. Often it's to

  • Fatigue as an Occupational Hazard


    Do ‘sleepiness’ and ‘fatigue’ mean the same thing?

    Often people use them as if they do mean the same thing. Both are linked with feeling "tired", but are two distinct conditions.

    Sleepiness is when you feel that you need or want to sleep. It happens because of not getting enough good

  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia

    1. What is idiopathic hypersomnia (IH)?

    IH is a neurological disorder with the following key signs and symptoms,

    • feeling sleepy during the day and/or taking long naps
    • sleeping for longer than usual at night (e.g. 12-14 hours or longer)
    • difficulty waking up
    • problem making the transition from
  • Napping

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    Why nap?

    If we don’t have enough good quality sleep, we may feel tired and sleepy during the day. This can make it difficult to do our normal daily activities. Naps may help to make us more alert, active and better able to cope during the day.

    When can naps be good?
    Sometimes we know in advance

  • Narcolepsy

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    What is narcolepsy?

    Narcolepsy is a chronic disorder which is characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness. It may occur with other symptoms such as cataplexy, sleep paralysis and hallucinations.

    People with narcolepsy have excessive sleepiness during the day despite adequate sleep duration

  • Shiftwork

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    How can shiftwork affect my sleep?
    Generally, the body is programmed to sleep best overnight and to be most alert during the day and early evening. If you work night shift, it might not be easy to sleep enough or to sleep well during the day. If you start work very early in the morning, it might