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DH is constantly tired even after 9 hours unbroken sleep
It's really worrying me. He's been like this for a while. He can conk out anywhere, anytime because he's just so weary.
This weekend, he went to bed at 11pm on Friday night, I let him sleep until 9am on Saturday. Up and about but a bit ratty (too much sleep) and then he conked out again between 5-8pm, up until 10.30pm whereupon he just was so tired and went to bed and straight to sleep.
Today, he was up by 7am, ratty and tired. He walked the dog, we all went out for lunch and he conked out on the playroom floor from 3-5pm. He's just staggered past me upstairs to bed.
He takes iron supplements now but it's not helping.
He suffers from food allergies - wheat, potato, dairy - tummy bloats, bad wind, sometimes his nose swells, occasionally has breathing difficulties all of which are mostly alleviated by an antihistamine.
Obviously, he's got to see the G.P. but I just can't think what it could be. It must be terrible to feel so zonked all the time. He says his work is suffering too.
Sleep apnoea? I'm no expert but think it is basically that you stop breathing for periods during your sleep and then catch your breath again but it disturbs your sleep. I think being tired all the time is a very common reason to see the GP so it could probably be lots of things. GP sooner rather than later I think.
get him to ask his GP to test for thyroid problems - they can make you feel completely exhausted - so tired you can hardly function - ghastly, and worth checking because if it is that, it is reasonably easily sorted and he will feel a whole lot better quite quickly.
Yes ask for blood tests. I had a similar problem for the last 5 months, sleeping for a full 8-9 hours at night then once I came back from the school run sleeping again for another 3-4 hours during the day. It didn't stop me feeling tired though and by 6-7pm I would be nodding off on the sofa again.
anyway my GP ordered some blood tests and they came back showing I had extremely low vitamin D levels (normally your body can get it from the sun) so he prescribed a high dose of vitD supplement. After 2 weeks I already feel better and no longer find my self napping through the day.