Sleep problems and chronic fatigue with no answers!

1 answer | Last updated: Oct 16, 2016
Hollywood asked...

I have been to many doctors for chronic fatigue,problems with sleeping. But they can't figure out why I'm so tired all the time, I've had a lot of blood work and a lot of tests and they still can't figure anything as to why I'm tired 7/24. I have not been able to work for three years, and not able to do everyday chores. Please help, I need some miracle. Sleepy all the time.


Expert Answers

Steven Y. Park, M.D., is a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in diagnosing and treating sleep-breathing problems such as obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and upper airway resistance syndrome. Park is a blogger (doctorstevenpark.com) and author of the book Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals the #1 Reason Why So Many of Us Are Sick and Tired.

Your sleep problems could be due to a number of different reasons. Chronic fatigue and sleep problems commonly go together. There are a number of different explanations for chronic fatigue, but in most cases it's never just one problem"‚ÄĚrather, it's a combination of multiple problems. Any kind of trauma, infection, or accident can trigger a vicious cycle that leads to chronic fatigue. This vicious cycle can lead to hormonal, metabolic, neurologic, immunologic and psychologic damage, requiring intensive combination therapy. There are many resources for people with your condition, such as Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum or Dr. Richard Shames. Many people with chronic fatigue will also have undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, which must be treated definitively for all the other treatment options to work effectively.