If poor sleep planning is the cause of your constant tired feeling, it may be that you need to plan out your rest periods a little better to enable your body its daily recovery time. Perhaps you had an extra long day and need to hit the rack a little earlier than normal. This is perfectly normal and it's a regular part of daily life as drivers that unforeseen schedule changes may flip our sleep schedules upside down from time to time! An important part of monitoring your sleep is to realize that being tired is more than just a momentary lapse in schedule, or may result from failure to compensate for lost sleep from normal fatigue. 
 
In a very close friend’s case, it was the detection and treatment of a sleeping disorder that many people can unknowingly have that saved him from a possibly life-threatening situation. Most people would not think twice about symptoms such as his, usually passing it off as a normal occurrence or just working too much! Chronic sleepiness can be a sign that your body is not getting the rest it needs and that there may be an underlying cause for that lack of a rested feeling. These common signs of being constantly tired could be underlying symptoms of things as serious as apnea or even depression.
 
If you happen to suffer from occasional spurts of sleepiness or constantly being tired, do not prolong getting it looked at. This type of thing could be your body trying to tell you something more is wrong, since this can be a symptom of some things such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, idiopathic hypersomnia or restless legs syndrome, just to name a few. Certain forms of depression may also disguise themselves in symptoms of being constantly tired or fatigued. Making sure you have the proper amount of quality rest is very important to alleviate being tired and will be very beneficial to your health overall in the long run. If proper rest, diet, and exercise can not cure your feeling of being tired, look at the other factors involved and consider getting it checked out to avoid something worse happening to your health! Do yourself a favor if your sleepiness won't go away…”wake up” and spot the warning signs!

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Jimmy Nevarez

Jimmy Nevarez is the Owner/President of Angus Transportation, Inc., based in Chino, California.  Jimmy pulls a 53' dry van hauling general dry freight for his own small fleet, operating on its own authority throughout all of Southern California and Southern Nevada.

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