“Why am I so tired?” – one of the most googled phrases

In this episode of PodMD, sleep-specialist clinical psychologist Rosemary Clancy will be discussing the topic of toilet trips at night, including the reasons for nocturia, the main risk factors for anxiety-related nocturia, the treatment options available, practical strategies patients can implement, when to refer and more.


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    *As always, all in this PODMD podcast is intended for health professionals and the comments are of a general nature. Information given is not intended as specific medical advice pertaining to any given patient. If you have a clinical issue with one of your patients please seek appropriate advice from a colleague with expertise in the area.

    Today I’d like to welcome to the PodMD studio Rosemary Clancy

    Rosemary is a sleep-specialist Clinical Psychologist in Sydney focused on evidence-based sleep treatments and associated mood, anxiety and substance use disorders. She completed a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at Adelaide University, then worked as a SWSAHS Clinical Psychologist, then Snr Clinical Psychologist at Sydney Clinic. From 2014 she has been the specialist sleep psychologist at Sydney Sleep Centre, and the Director of letsleephappen.com.au

    Today, we’ll be discussing the topic of “Why am I so tired?” one of the most googled phrases.

    *We do hope you enjoy this podcast but please remember that the advice here is of a general nature and is not intended as specific advice about a given patient. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the doctor, not PodMD.
    If you do have a patient on whom you require specific advice, then please seek advice from a colleague with appropriate expertise in that area.

    Rosemary, thanks for talking with us on PodMD today.

    Rosemary: Thanks for having me.

    Question 1
    The topic of today’s discussion is the phrase “Why am I so tired?”. Rosemary, can you first give us a brief overview about this saying?

    Rosemary:

    Question 2
    Can you outline the difference between being tired vs being sleepy and why it matters?

    Rosemary:

    Question 3
    How does our modern lifestyle contribute to the prevalence of tiredness?

    Rosemary:

    Question 4
    Mental health conditions also play a role in a patient’s tiredness. Can you outline the effects these types of conditions have on tiredness?

    Rosemary:

    Question 5
    What role does diet and the use of stimulants, such as caffeine, play when assessing a patient for tiredness?

    Rosemary:

    Question 6
    What are some treatment options available for a patient experiencing chronic tiredness?

    Rosemary:

    Question 7
    When should a GP refer a patient for unresolved tiredness?

    Rosemary:

    Concluding Question
    Thank you for your time here today in the PodMD studio. To sum up for us, could you please identify the three key take home messages from today’s podcast on “Why am I so tired?”.

    Rosemary:

    Thanks for your time and the insights you’ve provided.

    Rosemary: Thank you

*As always, all in this PODMD podcast is intended for health professionals and the comments are of a general nature. Information given is not intended as specific medical advice pertaining to any given patient. If you have a clinical issue with one of your patients please seek appropriate advice from a colleague with expertise in the area.