Sometimes it seems like you can’t do anything to stay awake during the day. Between the long morning meetings and monotonous tasks at work, by the time it’s one or two in the afternoon, you feel like it should be five. Perhaps you’ve tried to combat this by going to bed earlier and getting more sleep at night. The problem is this can lead to oversleeping and may cause you to wake up feeling groggy. On the other hand, you may have tried to wake up earlier with a cup of coffee or tea. However, nothing you do appears to have any real effect on the root causes of your daytime sleepiness.
Scientists are now saying that this may be because obesity and depression are causing you to experience daytime sleepiness. According to Science Daily, three studies will be presented on June 13 at the Sleep 2012 conference in Boston. This is the 26th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS), and it is the only five-day meeting in the county with an exhibition hall and scientific sessions focused only on sleep medicine and research.
These studies explain that obesity and depression are the two main aspects making people tired during the day. The source notes Penn State researchers examined a random sample of 1,741 adults and discovered emotional stress and obesity are the main culprits of daytime fatigue in America.
“The ‘epidemic’ of sleepiness parallels an ‘epidemic’ of obesity and psychosocial stress,” explained lead investigator for the studies, Alexandros Vgontzas, MD. “Weight loss, depression and sleep disorders should be our priorities in terms of preventing the medical complications and public safety hazards associated with this excessive sleepiness.”
If you struggle with daytime sleepiness and fatigue, consider talking to your physician about the underlying causes. He or she may be able to recommend a weight loss regimen to combat obesity or determine if stress and depression are the roots of the problem.
You should also consider trying an all-natural supplement from Dr. Newton’s Naturals that can help you get an adequate night of sleep. Dr. Pinkus’ Sublingual Sleep promotes restful slumber with fast melting melatonin sleep tablets. The triple-action formula that includes magnesium and vitamin B-1 can help relax muscles and calm nerves so you can fall asleep, stay asleep and correct your daytime fatigue.