With the sun being out more and more and spring days here again, our team at AFC Urgent Care Cleveland wants you to be anything but tired. Instead, we want you to overcome your fatigue to help enjoy a better quality of life. Where Are Your Yawns Coming From? One of the main causes of fatigue comes from a condition called excessive daytime sleepiness, which should not be taken lightly. If you’re just tired because you were unable to sleep the night before—that’s one thing. But if you’re consistently tired throughout the day, then another more serious health issue may be the cause, which could in turn lead to heart disease and stroke. Therefore, it’s important to be seen if you feel you’re experiencing excessive daytime sleepiness. Chronic fatigue syndrome is another medical issue that can cause both your physical and mental capacity to work at a diminished capacity. If you’re finding it too difficult to move or think, then you may be suffering from chronic fatigue—which means you need rest and sleep to help regain your strength. Also, be careful with your stress level. Between work and your personal life, stress can become overwhelming, which means your immune system is lowered, depression is more apt to set in, and you may feel tired all the time. While exercise can help with your ability to conquer stress, as well as management of your tasks, be sure to seek help from a physician if you feel something more than stress might be causing your body to feel more tired than usual. The best way to gain your energy back is to visit a physician who can order blood work to make certain a medical issue isn’t causing your fatigue. Once the cause is found, he or she can then formulate a treatment plan to get you back to feeling at your best. If your fatigue is getting the best of you and you can’t seem to make it through the day without multiple cups of coffee and energy drinks, it’s time to visit AFC Urgent Care Cleveland for a medical evaluation to see what else may be going on with your health.