What is the difference between sleepiness and fatigue? Fatigue is usually defined as a sleep disorder that becomes a chronic problem. There are several possible causes for fatigue, including kidney problems, allergies, and fibromyalgia.
In general, adults should sleep between seven and nine hours per night. Children and teens need between eight and 11 hours, but the reality is that many of us are sleep-deprived. Almost one-third of American adults sleep less than seven hours every night.
Too many doctors treat patients’ symptoms instead of the root cause of fatigue. IV infusion therapy can help patients avoid heavy sleeping pills.
The 3 Types of Fatigue
Fatigue can be mental or physical, and it’s often accompanied by feelings of sleepiness and exhaustion. There may be a general lack of motivation, coupled with an inability to concentrate or perform work-related tasks.
Transient fatigue is fleeting and generally caused by a lack of sleep. College students who pull all-nighters bounce back after a good night’s sleep, but older adults may take days to get back on track.
The CDC recommends a limit of 17 hours between periods of sleep. After 24 hours awake, there is a risk of hallucination and poor decision-making. Pilots and truck drivers now follow strict work/rest protocols to ensure everyone’s safety.
If a person stays up later than usual every night for a week, they will feel fatigued by the weekend. When sleeplessness becomes habitual, it’s called cumulative fatigue.
There are several ways to treat cumulative fatigue including:
- Booking a series of Vitamin IV sessions for hydration
- Using blackout curtains in the bedroom
- Sleeping without pets and/or children
- Running a white noise machine at bedtime
Vitamin IV therapy is a good place to start healing fatigue. Hydrating IV drips contain electrolytes, Vitamin C, and Zinc to knock out any lingering colds or flu.
Our bodies are highly attuned to our geographical locations. This is our Circadian rhythm and it helps govern sleeping and waking instincts.
Profound disruption in a person’s natural sleep schedule is Circadian fatigue. The sleeping instinct may be disrupted by work, chronic illness, or insomnia, but the outcome is the same. Getting restful sleep becomes difficult or impossible.
There are several treatments for fatigue including IV Vitamin infusions, massage, and dietary supplements. Bioregulatory practitioners develop a customized plan for each patient, taking into account medical history and health goals.
There are so many possible causes for fatigue that only a doctor can sort them out. Alternative medicine works hard to eliminate disease at the root. For example, a patient with heart disease might go to the hospital and immediately get prescribed medication.
At an alternative medical facility, however, doctors might test patients’ entire endocrine system to see if the inflammation has made it to the kidneys or lymph nodes. They won’t prescribe any treatment until they have enough information.
How to Prepare for IV Vitamin Therapy
On the day of your appointment, make sure to wear comfortable clothing. Eat a small meal and hydrate thoroughly before treatment begins. Our team of registered nurses here at Vitality IV will administer your IV and monitor your comfort level.
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and training. Our treatment areas are sterile and cleaned regularly throughout the day. We meet and exceed hospital cleanliness standards.
If you have chronic fatigue, you’ve probably tried several approaches to treatment. Let us show you the lasting benefits of IV treatment. Give us a call at (401) 443-4007 to schedule your initial consultation.