Question: Why Do I Get Extremely Tired Randomly?

But some people experience fatigue so severe and so seemingly random that it’s hard to describe.

If that sounds familiar, there could be more going on than daily stress.

While there are many causes of fatigue, one of them is frequently missed and misdiagnosed: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

What causes sudden fatigue?

Unrelenting exhaustion may be a sign of a condition or an effect of the drugs or therapies used to treat it, such as:

  • Acute liver failure.
  • Anemia.
  • Anxiety disorders.
  • Cancer.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Chronic infection or inflammation.
  • Chronic kidney disease.
  • Concussion.

Why am I sleeping so much all of a sudden?

Not getting enough sleep — sometimes by choice — is the most common cause of excessive sleepiness. Working at night and sleeping during the day is another. Other causes include drug, alcohol, or cigarette use, lack of physical activity, obesity, and the use of certain medications.

What illnesses can cause extreme fatigue?

Cancer, chemotherapy, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), radiation therapy, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, massive blood loss, and weakened immune systems can all cause fatigue. Fatigue can also be a sign of infection.

Why am I always tired and have no energy?

Summary: Inadequate or poor-quality sleep is a common cause of fatigue. Getting several hours of uninterrupted sleep allows your body and brain to recharge, allowing you to feel energized during the day.

Is being very tired a sign of cancer?

A cancer may also cause symptoms like fever, extreme tiredness (fatigue), or weight loss. This may be because cancer cells use up much of the body’s energy supply, or they may release substances that change the way the body makes energy from food.

Why do I feel weak and tired all of a sudden?

Fatigue may result from overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, or lack of exercise. It is a symptom that may be caused by illness, medicine, or medical treatment such as chemotherapy. Anxiety or depression can also cause fatigue.

Why have I been sleeping so much lately?

While there are many possible causes of extreme daytime sleepiness including dietary deficiencies, depression, diabetes, anemia, or thyroid problems, chronic daytime fatigue can very likely be caused by a sleep disorder.

Is it okay to sleep 12 hours a day?

People with hypersomnia might require as many as 10 to 12 hours of sleep per night to feel their best. Since day-to-day life might include responsibilities that don’t allow for this much rest, long sleepers may feel excessively tired during the day and catch up on off days, sleeping as much as 15 hours at a time.

Why am I always tired even though I sleep a lot?

Sometimes, the issue of being tired could be a sign of something more serious, like diabetes, a thyroid disorder, or anemia. Anemia can also make you feel weak and short of breath, and is typically caused by an iron deficiency, blood loss, or even something like cancer or kidney failure.

Why do I feel like I have no energy?

It isn’t the same as simply feeling drowsy or sleepy. When you’re fatigued, you have no motivation and no energy. Fatigue is a common symptom of many medical conditions that range in severity from mild to serious. It’s also a natural result of some lifestyle choices, such as lack of exercise or poor diet.

When should I see a doctor about fatigue?

If you have fatigue, call or go to the doctor or clinic for: Weakness or tiredness that lasts 2 weeks for no reason, especially with fever or weight loss. Weakness or tiredness with constipation. Weakness or tiredness with dry skin or weight gain.

Why does Pots cause fatigue?

Causes. PoTS itself. The autonomic (involuntary) nervous system being in overdrive may mean your body is working harder. Other conditions that may present alongside PoTS, including, low blood pressure, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.