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  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

    Also visit the online treatment locator.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Also visit the online treatment locator, or send your zip code via text message: 435748 (HELP4U) to find help near you. Read more about the HELP4U text messaging service.

The service is open 24/7, 365 days a year.

English and Spanish are available if you select the option to speak with a national representative. Currently, the 435748 (HELP4U) text messaging service is only available in English.

In 2020, the Helpline received 833,598 calls. This is a 27 percent increase from 2019, when the Helpline received a total of 656,953 calls for the year.

The referral service is free of charge. If you have no insurance or are underinsured, we will refer you to your state office, which is responsible for state-funded treatment programs. In addition, we can often refer you to facilities that charge on a sliding fee scale or accept Medicare or Medicaid. If you have health insurance, you are encouraged to contact your insurer for a list of participating health care providers and facilities.

The service is confidential. We will not ask you for any personal information. We may ask for your zip code or other pertinent geographic information in order to track calls being routed to other offices or to accurately identify the local resources appropriate to your needs.

No, we do not provide counseling. Trained information specialists answer calls, transfer callers to state services or other appropriate intake centers in their states, and connect them with local assistance and support.

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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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Misusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can have both immediate and long-term health effects.

The misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription medications affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans. NSDUH estimates allow researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and the general public to better understand and improve the nation’s behavioral health. These reports and detailed tables present estimates from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).



  • Among the 133.1 million current alcohol users aged 12 or older in 2021, 60.0 million people (or 45.1%) were past month binge drinkers. The percentage of people who were past month binge drinkers was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (29.2% or 9.8 million people), followed by adults aged 26 or older (22.4% or 49.3 million people), then by adolescents aged 12 to 17 (3.8% or 995,000 people). (2021 NSDUH)
  • Among people aged 12 to 20 in 2021, 15.1% (or 5.9 million people) were past month alcohol users. Estimates of binge alcohol use and heavy alcohol use in the past month among underage people were 8.3% (or 3.2 million people) and 1.6% (or 613,000 people), respectively. (2021 NSDUH)
  • In 2020, 50.0% of people aged 12 or older (or 138.5 million people) used alcohol in the past month (i.e., current alcohol users) (2020 NSDUH)
  • Among the 138.5 million people who were current alcohol users, 61.6 million people (or 44.4%) were classified as binge drinkers and 17.7 million people (28.8% of current binge drinkers and 12.8% of current alcohol users) were classified as heavy drinkers (2020 NSDUH)
  • The percentage of people who were past month binge alcohol users was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (31. 4%) compared with 22.9% of adults aged 26 or older and 4.1% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 (2020 NSDUH)
  • Excessive alcohol use can increase a person’s risk of stroke, liver cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, cancer, and other serious health conditions
  • Excessive alcohol use can also lead to risk-taking behavior, including driving while impaired. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver daily


  • STOP Underage Drinking interagency portal - Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking
  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking
  • Talk. They Hear You.
  • Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts
  • Talking with your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol

Relevant links:

  • National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
  • Department of Transportation Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance
  • Alcohol Policy Information Systems Database (APIS)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism



  • In 2020, 20. 7% of people aged 12 or older (or 57.3 million people) used nicotine products (i.e., used tobacco products or vaped nicotine) in the past month (2020 NSDUH)
  • Among past month users of nicotine products, nearly two thirds of adolescents aged 12 to 17 (63.1%) vaped nicotine but did not use tobacco products. In contrast, 88.9% of past month nicotine product users aged 26 or older used only tobacco products (2020 NSDUH)
  • Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, often leading to lung cancer, respiratory disorders, heart disease, stroke, and other serious illnesses. The CDC reports that cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States
  • The CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health reports that more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking cigarettes

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use data:

  • In 2021, 13.2 million people aged 12 or older (or 4.7%) used an e-cigarette or other vaping device to vape nicotine in the past month. The percentage of people who vaped nicotine was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (14.1% or 4.7 million people), followed by adolescents aged 12 to 17 (5.2% or 1.4 million people), then by adults aged 26 or older (3.2% or 7.1 million people).
  • Among people aged 12 to 20 in 2021, 11.0% (or 4.3 million people) used tobacco products or used an e-cigarette or other vaping device to vape nicotine in the past month. Among people in this age group, 8.1% (or 3.1 million people) vaped nicotine, 5.4% (or 2.1 million people) used tobacco products, and 3.4% (or 1.3 million people) smoked cigarettes in the past month. (2021 NSDUH)
  • Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Among both middle and high school students, current use of e-cigarettes declined from 2019 to 2020, reversing previous trends and returning current e-cigarette use to levels similar to those observed in 2018
  • E-cigarettes are not safe for youth, young adults, or pregnant women, especially because they contain nicotine and other chemicals


  • Tips for Teens: Tobacco
  • Tips for Teens: E-cigarettes
  • Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings
  • Synar Amendment Program


  • Truth Initiative
  • FDA Center for Tobacco Products
  • CDC Office on Smoking and Health
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: E-Cigarettes



  • Among people aged 12 or older in 2021, 3. 3% (or 9.2 million people) misused opioids (heroin or prescription pain relievers) in the past year. Among the 9.2 million people who misused opioids in the past year, 8.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers compared with 1.1 million people who used heroin. These numbers include 574,000 people who both misused prescription pain relievers and used heroin in the past year. (2021 NSDUH)
  • Among people aged 12 or older in 2020, 3.4% (or 9.5 million people) misused opioids in the past year. Among the 9.5 million people who misused opioids in the past year, 9.3 million people misused prescription pain relievers and 902,000 people used heroin (2020 NSDUH)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Understanding the Epidemic, an average of 128 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose


  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
  • TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings
  • Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy
  • Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants
  • The Facts about Buprenorphine for Treatment of Opioid Addiction
  • Pregnancy Planning for Women Being Treated for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Tips for Teens: Opioids
  • Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants
  • Tribal Opioid Response Grants
  • Provider’s Clinical Support System - Medication Assisted Treatment Grant Program


  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Opioids
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Heroin
  • HHS Prevent Opioid Abuse
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
  • Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network
  • Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network



  • In 2021, marijuana was the most commonly used illicit drug, with 18. 7% of people aged 12 or older (or 52.5 million people) using it in the past year. The percentage was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (35.4% or 11.8 million people), followed by adults aged 26 or older (17.2% or 37.9 million people), then by adolescents aged 12 to 17 (10.5% or 2.7 million people).
  • The percentage of people who used marijuana in the past year was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (34.5%) compared with 16.3% of adults aged 26 or older and 10.1% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 (2020 NSDUH)
  • Marijuana can impair judgment and distort perception in the short term and can lead to memory impairment in the long term
  • Marijuana can have significant health effects on youth and pregnant women.


  • Know the Risks of Marijuana
  • Marijuana and Pregnancy
  • Tips for Teens: Marijuana

Relevant links:

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Marijuana
  • Addiction Technology Transfer Centers on Marijuana
  • CDC Marijuana and Public Health

Emerging Trends in Substance Misuse:

  • Methamphetamine—In 2019, NSDUH data show that approximately 2 million people used methamphetamine in the past year. Approximately 1 million people had a methamphetamine use disorder, which was higher than the percentage in 2016, but similar to the percentages in 2015 and 2018. The National Institute on Drug Abuse Data shows that overdose death rates involving methamphetamine have quadrupled from 2011 to 2017. Frequent meth use is associated with mood disturbances, hallucinations, and paranoia.
  • Cocaine—In 2019, NSDUH data show an estimated 5.5 million people aged 12 or older were past users of cocaine, including about 778,000 users of crack. The CDC reports that overdose deaths involving have increased by one-third from 2016 to 2017. In the short term, cocaine use can result in increased blood pressure, restlessness, and irritability. In the long term, severe medical complications of cocaine use include heart attacks, seizures, and abdominal pain.
  • Kratom—In 2019, NSDUH data show that about 825,000 people had used Kratom in the past month. Kratom is a tropical plant that grows naturally in Southeast Asia with leaves that can have psychotropic effects by affecting opioid brain receptors. It is currently unregulated and has risk of abuse and dependence. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that health effects of Kratom can include nausea, itching, seizures, and hallucinations.


  • Tips for Teens: Methamphetamine
  • Tips for Teens: Cocaine
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

More SAMHSA publications on substance use prevention and treatment.

Last Updated: 01/05/2023

Constantly want to sleep - why, reasons, what to do?

"All I want to do is sleep" - 19 reasons you're so damn tired

Get yourself out of bed no matter how much sleep you got last night? Or do you feel that you lack concentration and energy at all?

Something may be wrong with your personal estimate of the amount of time you need to rest, other than lack of sleep.

Why do you always want to sleep: reasons?

Certain health conditions and lifestyle factors can cause drowsiness. Here are a few possible reasons why you can feel very sleepy:

  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Thyroid state
  • anemia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Seasonal allergy
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  • Disorders of sleep, problems with a dream of
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy
  • PMS
  • Diet and vitaminosis
  • dehydration
  • stress
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
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    Health and sleepiness go hand in hand. Certain health conditions can cause you to feel like you have no energy or need to sleep. Others can cause extreme fatigue or loss of concentration.

    Sometimes it seems that no matter how much you sleep, you will never be able to sleep. If you are very tired after not getting enough sleep - or after a long sleep - one of the following diseases may be to blame.

    1. Chronic fatigue syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects about 1 million people in the United States. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Symptoms include extreme tiredness, weakness, trouble sleeping, and not feeling refreshed after sleep.

    You may also have other symptoms, such as:

    • trouble concentrating, paying attention, or remembering things
    • feeling dizzy
    • muscle pain
    • pain in the joints
    • headaches that are unusual 9019 for you painful sensations in the area of ​​the lymph nodes
    • sore throat

    Some people with chronic fatigue syndrome experience post-exercise malaise, a temporary period of extreme fatigue after little physical or mental activity.

    1. Thyroid condition

    Thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism (when your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone), Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and Graves' disease can cause fatigue. Even hyperthyroidism (when your thyroid produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormones) can make it difficult to sleep, making you more tired.

    Thyroid hormones play an important role in the metabolism and circadian rhythms that help you sleep, so when they are out of balance, you may find yourself feeling sleepy all the time.

    1. Anemia

    Anemia means you don't have enough healthy red blood cells. Because iron is essential for red blood cells, iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia.

    Studies show that sleep quality is worse in people with iron deficiency anemia.

    Anemia does not always cause symptoms, but some people have them:

    • fatigue
    • troubled breathing
    • pale skin
    • irregular heart rate

    1. Fibromyalgia

    Approximately 4 million adults in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, a sleep disorder that is a common condition, a sleep disorder that is widespread.

    You may also have the following fibromyalgia symptoms:0019 anxiety

  • memory and concentration problems
  • headaches or migraines

Reducing pain is an important part of improving sleep for people with fibromyalgia. Studies have shown that people with fibromyalgia pain experience reduced quality and duration of sleep, and increased sleep disturbances.

  1. Seasonal allergies

Allergies are almost always seasonal, from pollen in spring and summer to moldy autumn leaves.

General symptoms of seasonal allergies (also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis):

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  • Cough
  • Harson
  • Itching in the eyes, nose, mouth or throat
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But do you know whether you know that seasonal allergies are also associated with fatigue, sleep problems, and thinking problems? A 2018 study found that during pollen season, people with allergies experience increased fatigue and sleepiness, as well as longer periods of deep sleep.

Fighting seasonal allergies with antihistamines can also be a source of drowsiness. Antihistamines are known to cause drowsiness. Try taking them before bed, or look for mixtures that don't make you sleepy.

  1. Illness

Flu, cold, occasional virus - getting more sleep when you're sick is normal. It's a two-way street: your immune system affects your sleep patterns, and the quality of your sleep affects your immune system.

Thus, your body's inflammatory response to an infection may make you sleep more or may disturb your sleep.

  1. Sleep disorders

Sleep disorders can really ruin your rest. Here are just a few of the more than 80 known sleep disorders:

  • Insomnia

    This is the most common sleep disorder. This means you cannot sleep

  • Sleep Apnea

    This is a condition where you stop breathing while you sleep

  • Restless legs syndrome

    This condition causes your legs to tingle and feel as if they should move, which interferes with your ability to fall asleep

  • Hypersomnia

    3 you fall asleep during the day

  • Circadian rhythm disorders

    These conditions disrupt the natural rhythms in your body that help you sleep and wake up at the right time

  • Parasomnia

    In this condition, you exhibit unusual sleep behavior, such as sleepwalking

Common symptoms of various sleep disorders include:
  • 30 minutes or longer to fall asleep
  • waking up at night or too early in the morning
  • snoring, difficulty breathing, or choking during sleep
  • unusual sensations in the legs when trying to sleep

  1. Autoimmune disorders

If you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy parts of your body, causing inflammation. A few examples are multiple sclerosis, lupus, celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Inflammation contributes to drowsiness, which is why extreme fatigue is a common symptom of autoimmune diseases. Other symptoms vary depending on the condition.

  1. Diabetes

Diabetes and sleep problems are a chicken or egg situation. There seems to be some connection between the two, as people with diabetes often have trouble sleeping. Studies have shown that over 90% of people with type 2 diabetes report sleep problems.

Diabetes mellitus can interfere with sleep, causing symptoms such as:0020
  • neuropathy (a complication of diabetes that causes pain)
    1. Heart disease

    Fatigue is a common symptom of heart disease and may seem unlikely if you are in good health right now. Sorry for the fact that you may be depressed, but heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States.

    In a study of 102 people with heart disease, 40 percent reported being tired more than 3 days a week and more than half a day. The women in the study felt more tired, and the fatigue interfered more with their activities.

    Symptoms may vary depending on the type of heart disease, but any chest pain or shortness of breath should see a doctor.

    1. Pregnancy

    It is logical that raising and raising a child is a very hard work that takes a lot of energy, but pregnancy can lead to even more fatigue. Can go as far as situations described as "taking a nap in the restroom at work".

    Some of the reasons why you may feel low energy during pregnancy:

    • anemia
    • insomnia
    • stress
    • hormones

    If you are tired during pregnancy, there is probably little you can do about it other than sleep. But talking to your doctor can help rule out any problems that may require treatment, such as anemia.

    1. PMS

    Nearly 50% of women who have their period experience premenstrual syndrome (also known as PMS), which can be very tiring. Other possible symptoms include:

    • Anxiety
    • Lumber pain
    • Back pain
    • Headache
    • Changes appetite
    • swollen, supersensitive breast
    • Nausea
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      Decreased estrogen levels before menstruation can also lead to a decrease in acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin, which can contribute to fatigue and insomnia.

      1. Diet and beriberi

      What you eat can really affect your energy levels. Similar to iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anemia and fatigue. Vegans and vegetarians are especially prone to B12 deficiency since animal products are the main source of B12.

      The following nutrients also affect the amount of physical and mental energy:

      • vitamin C
      • magnesium
      • zinc

      A varied diet with plenty of minerals and vitamins should help, but your doctor or dietitian can help you select dietary supplements to fill any gaps in your diet.

      1. Dehydration

      Fatigue is a symptom of dehydration, so if you haven't taken h3O, it's time to drink water.

      Other symptoms of dehydration:

      • Strong thirst for
      • Reduction of urination or sweating
      • Dark urine
      • Dry skin
      • Dizziness

      You are more at risk of dehydration, when you suffer from vomiting or diarrhea.

      1. Stress

      Stress can affect your body in many ways, including making you feel tired.

      Here are some of the reasons stress can make you tired:

      • Muscle tension uses up energy
      • Shortness of breath means you're not getting enough oxygen
      • Chronic stress causes inflammation, which your body uses energy to calm down
      • Indigestion can reduce your appetite, resulting in less energy
      • Stress can inhibit nutrient absorption in the intestines
      • Chronic activation of your nervous system can wear down other body systems

      1. Depression

      People with depression often sleep all day or cannot get out of bed.

      Sleep problems are actually a very common symptom of depression. Insomnia can also lead to depression.

      Other symptoms of depression:

      • persistent sad, anxious, absent mood
      • hopelessness
      • irritability
      • Feeling of worthlessness or helplessness
      • Loss of interest in hobbies and other classes
      • Slow movement or speech
      • Thoughts of self -interview or suicide

      1. Anxiety

      Tension and uncontrolled anxiety, accompanying anxiety, can seriously complicate alarm, seriously difficult. dream. Insomnia can also cause anxiety.

      Other anxiety symptoms:

      • Restless or harsh feelings
      • problems with a dream of
      • Problems with thinking or concentration of
      • Muscular voltage
      • irritability
      • Extreme anxiety

      1. Bipolar disorder

      Bipolar disorder - this is a state sudden mood changes, such as sudden arousal (called mania) or deep depression.

      There are several different types of bipolar disorder, but episodes of mania and depression can affect your ability to sleep or make you very tired.

      The episode of mania can cause such symptoms as:

      • Sleep decrease
      • The state of raised feelings or nervousness
      • Self -stiffness or irritability
      • Lost loss
      • Fat harmful consequences, such as drug use, excessive spending, or unrestricted sex

      Episode of depression can cause such as:

      • Excessive sleep or sleep loss
      • Slow down
      • increased appetite
      • Problems with
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      1. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

      Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can make it difficult to sit still, focus on tasks, and pay attention (among other symptoms). These effects can interfere with daily life.

      It is estimated that 2.5% of adults and 8.4% of children in the United States are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

      If you have ADHD, you may also experience chronic exhaustion and sleep problems.

      Still feeling tired? Try these tips to improve the quality of your sleep

      Whether your sleep is being affected by a health condition or behavior (such as staying up late), here are a few things you can do right now to feel more rested and energized:

      • Avoid coffee. Drink caffeine early in the day and avoid lattes in the afternoon.
      • Stick to your sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time every day and try to get 7 hours of sleep.
      • Get some sunbathing. Get some sunlight during the day, but avoid blue light a few hours before bed.
      • Add physical activity. Exercise regularly, but don't plan on strenuous sports with profuse sweating right before bed.
      • Relieve stress. Relax with techniques such as yoga, breathing exercises and meditation.
      • Create a cozy place to sleep. Keep your bedroom dark, cool and comfortable for optimal sleep results.

      When to seek help if you constantly feel sleepy?

      If you think a health condition is reducing your energy levels, the best way to achieve your sleep goals is to see a sleep doctor. He can help you identify the root cause of this constant need for sleep and suggest treatment options.

      Make an appointment with your doctor and discuss any symptoms you are experiencing, as well as lack of sleep and fatigue. The doctor may then order tests or refer you to specialists.

      Depending on your diagnosis, there are medications, equipment, habits, and treatments that can help you sleep better or treat a medical condition that's causing sleep problems.

      A simple blood test can also help you determine if you have anemia or certain vitamin deficiencies, which can be treated with diet and supplements.

      If stress or a mental condition is causing a lack of energy or a need for sleep, stress therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy may also be a helpful tool.

      12 non-obvious reasons why you constantly want to sleep

      Likbez Health

      Maybe you just don't have enough movement.

      You can listen to this article. If it's more convenient for you, turn on the podcast.

      Falling asleep after a sleepless night or getting up too early is normal. But it’s bad if you were supposed to get enough sleep, but you still feel sleepy. In this case, we can talk about a lack of important nutrients or even a hidden disease. Among the possible causes, there are unexpected things.

      1. Lack of calories

      This applies not only to those who are on strict diets and deliberately restrict themselves in nutrition. Sometimes, due to workload and stress, you may skip breakfast or lunch. As a result, the blood sugar level drops, the body simply does not have enough energy. Rolling fatigue and a desire to sleep are quite predictable consequences.

      What to do

      Watch your diet. Especially if you work hard or study hard.

      If for some reason you can't have a proper breakfast or break out for lunch, keep healthy snacks on hand - banana, whole grain crackers, protein bars, dried fruits, nuts. They help the body stay energized throughout the day.

      2. Lack of physical activity

      A sedentary lifestyle is a sure way to earn daytime fatigue and sleepiness.

      And it's a vicious circle: the less you move, the more you want to sleep, and the more you feel sleepy, the less you move. It can be broken only by force of will.

      What to do

      Move. The more often you get up and do exercises, the more energetic and less sleepy you will feel. Check and make sure.

      3. Excess weight

      Excess weight and especially obesity can provoke fatigue and drowsiness during the day. This is due to the fact that the muscles, cardiovascular and other systems have to make more efforts to move an excessively heavy body from its place and provide it with the necessary amount of oxygen and nutrients.

      What to do

      Try to normalize your weight. In theory, the recipe is simple: healthy eating, calorie restriction, more physical activity, including exercise. In practice, changing your lifestyle to get rid of extra pounds can be difficult. But a certified dietitian or therapist can help with this, as well as the Lifehacker project.

      4. Chronic stress

      Under acute stress, the body goes into fight-or-flight mode: adrenaline and cortisol levels rise, blood flow to the muscles increases, and the body prepares for a rush. This is normal and may even save your life. But if the stress drags on and the rush doesn't happen, the constant heightened readiness exhausts the body.

      Headache, muscle stiffness, fatigue and including sleepiness during the day are symptoms of prolonged nervous strain.

      What to do

      Look for a way to get rid of stress. In some cases, it is enough to get out of the influence of provoking factors, for example, not to communicate with an acquaintance that makes you nervous, to spend less time on social networks, to change your unloved job.

      If there is no opportunity to act radically, start influencing the situation from within. Move more, read, meditate, communicate with people you like.

      5. Depression

      Recognizing depression can be extremely difficult. Sometimes people experiencing this mental disorder can behave quite normally. You can detect the problem only by looking closely and noticing minor changes in behavior.

      Overwhelmed fatigue, agonizing reluctance to get out of bed, drowsiness are clear symptoms of latent depression.

      What to do

      If you feel that the world has become gray, you do not want anything (except to sleep), find the strength in yourself to look to a psychotherapist. Or at least a therapist: a primary care physician will also be able to recognize the problem, if any, and, if necessary, refer you to a specialized specialist who will help you overcome depression.

      6. Chronic fatigue syndrome

      This is a common disorder. In the US alone, up to 2. 5 million people suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). As a rule, the main symptom of the disorder is lack of strength and drowsiness for three weeks or more.

      What to do

      Unfortunately, this disease is one of those that are difficult to detect. Before making a diagnosis of CFS, the therapist must rule out other health problems.

      If chronic fatigue syndrome is confirmed, be prepared to correct it with proper nutrition, exercise, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

      7. Deficiency of certain vitamins or microelements

      Drowsiness is often caused by vitamin B12 or iron deficiency. These substances play an important role in energy metabolism. If they are not enough, all the body wants is to crawl under the covers and close your eyes.

      What to do

      To check if everything is in order with vitamins and microelements, you need to take a blood test. It is best to do this in the direction of a therapist. The doctor will be able to correctly decipher the results of the tests, find the cause of the deficiency and choose the therapy.

      However, they may not be needed. Sometimes the lack of a particular substance can be compensated by making changes to the daily diet. For example, to increase your iron and B12 levels, you need to eat spinach, liver, and red meat.

      8. Taking certain medications

      Think back to when you started to have daytime sleepiness. If in time they coincided with the start of taking a particular drug, perhaps the point is in it.

      What to do

      Look at the instructions: drowsiness may be mentioned in the list of side effects. If this is the case, contact your general practitioner or your doctor: there is a chance that specialists will find an alternative for you to the medication you are taking.

      9. Sleep disorders

      Insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea - there are dozens of possible sleep disorders. Which of them does not allow you to get enough sleep, only a doctor can determine.

      What to do

      Be sure to consult a therapist if you have any of the signs of a sleep disorder other than daytime sleepiness:

      • In the evenings, you need at least half an hour to fall asleep.
      • You regularly wake up in the middle of the night.
      • You snore, snort, grind your teeth in your sleep. Or your loved ones sometimes feel like your breathing stops.
      • As you fall asleep, you sometimes experience tingling in your arms and legs.
      • You sleep restlessly. Your partner can talk about it. There is also circumstantial evidence: for example, every morning you wake up with a crumpled sheet and a fallen pillow.
      • You often get up with a headache.
      • It happens that in a dream something unusual happens to you - for example, you try to get up and go somewhere.
      • When you wake up, you sometimes experience acute muscle weakness for a while and cannot move your arms and legs.

      10. Diabetes

      Unmotivated fatigue during the day is one of the clear signs of developing diabetes. This is not the only symptom: the disease also makes itself felt by constant thirst, frequent urination, slow wound healing, and more.

      What to do

      If you notice warning signs, be sure to consult a therapist. The doctor will conduct an examination and issue a referral for the necessary tests. According to their results, a diagnosis will be made and, if necessary, treatment will be prescribed.

      11. Cardiovascular disease

      A persistent desire to sleep more than 8-9 hours may be a sign of cardiovascular problems. For some reason, the heart does not provide normal blood circulation to organs and tissues, including the brain. And they react to the lack of nutrients and oxygen by reducing activity. This is also manifested by drowsiness.

      What to do

      If you've made lifestyle changes, such as eating well, moving around, and sure you're getting a good night's sleep, but your daytime sleepiness doesn't go away, you should talk to a therapist.

      Be as detailed as possible when describing how you feel. Sometimes diseases of the cardiovascular system can manifest themselves in the most unexpected way, and the doctor needs to be clear about what symptoms you have.

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