Sleep disorders

Chronic sleepiness: treatment options

Chronic fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness are signs that accompany various diseases, in particular, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome and insomnia. They reduce the quality of a person’s life and make it difficult for him to socially adapt, so the issue of treating these conditions is very relevant.

chronic fatigue therapy

Chronic fatigue as a disease needs treatment, which, first of all, provides for the normalization of the psycho-emotional background. For this purpose, psychotherapy, reflexology, autogenic training and hypnosis are used. Medicines that stimulate the immune system, drugs that improve brain activity, adaptogens of plant origin (ginseng, eleutherococcus, leuzea ) are prescribed. Good results have been obtained with xenon therapy. Inhaled xenon gas (oxygen-xenon mixture) has a calming effect, eliminates anxiety and at the same time stimulates the activity of the central nervous system.

Since constant fatigue and sleepiness during the day are symptoms of sleep apnea, the treatment of this disease will effectively eliminate these negative manifestations. To combat sleep apnea, CPAP devices are used, which can be purchased in Moscow and other regional cities. The price of CPAP machines for the treatment of sleep apnea varies widely, since the cost is determined by the class of the device and its functionality. You can study reviews of sleep apnea devices on the Internet or ask a specialist for information you are interested in.

Which doctor should be consulted?

Good rest, a competent work regime, moderate physical activity, aromatherapy, relaxing massage, getting rid of bad habits, weight loss with excess weight and other well-known measures most often help to improve the condition. But all sorts of independent ways to relieve fatigue can be used only if you are sure that it is not associated with diseases, but is a consequence of lack of sleep. If all the measures taken have not restored sleep and have not eliminated the symptoms, consult a specialist.

Severe fatigue, fatigue, and drowsiness are not normal, and determination of the cause and treatment of these conditions is necessary.

An examination can be started with a therapist, but it is better to contact a specialized clinic for a somnologist – a specialist in sleep disorders and the treatment of chronic fatigue.

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