Sleepiness and Tiredness

The complaint of chronic tiredness, fatigue and sleepiness is very common and can be debilitating.

It is very difficult to distinguish between:

  • Physical tiredness/ muscle fatigue
  • Sleepiness (the desire to go to sleep)
  • Lack of motivation and drive to do things

There are hundred of causes which can be grouped three areas (see this image).

For more information download this Sleepiness and Tiredness document.