Are you feeling tired at your work place after a good night’s sleep? The new research has revealed that obesity and depression as the main reasons.
Obesity and depression are the common problems that suffer people, but the researchers measured self-reporting of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) at baseline and again an average of 7.5 years later in 1,395 men and women. Depressed individuals in the study also had high incidence of EDS. Physiologic sleep disturbances, including taking longer to fall asleep and waking up in the middle of the night, explained their daytime drowsiness.
Feeling overly tired during the day can reduce job productivity and increase errors and absenteeism and may lead to more serious issues like automobile accidents. These findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with EDS.
“Obesity and weight gain predicted who was going to have daytime sleepiness,” said Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine in the US. “Moreover, weight loss predicted who was going to stop experiencing daytime sleepiness, reinforcing the causal relationship,” he added.
Many couldn’t find the reason for the day sleepiness, but this study has linked it to obesity and depression.