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A comprehensive look at the causes of fatigue

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A young woman yawning at her desk while looking at her computer.
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Feeling tired all the time is incredibly common. Dr. Sharon Bergquist, an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, says that about a quarter to a third of primary care visits are due to fatigue. Feeling tired isn’t an automatic reason for concern — some level of fatigue is normal. “I think people expect themselves to do too much, so they’re just fatigued because they’re mentally or physically exhausted,” she says.

For some people, a few good nights of sleep will do the trick, but for others, fatigue can become an ongoing problem that interferes with everyday…

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