By Elizabeth Yuko, July 12, 2021
When describing feelings of tiredness, we tend to use the terms “sleepiness” and “fatigue” interchangeably, but Alex Dimitriu, M.D., double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, stresses that these are actually two different things. “Definitions are important, and splitting the hair between ‘fatigue’ and ‘sleepiness’ is essential, and something I do every day in my work as a psychiatrist and sleep specialist,” he says. Sleepiness, Dr. Dimitriu explains, “is the easy one,” noting that “people who are sleepy would often say they could fall asleep or take a nap at some time during the day.” Problems with both the quality and quantity of a person’s sleep lead to sleepiness.
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