Sleep Medicine Edition | The Sleepy or Fatigued Patient: Yawning for Relief
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Michael H. Silber, M.B., Ch.B.
Depending on the patient, a complaint of feeling tired, fatigued or sleepy may all mean the same thing. In others they may not feel that sleepiness is the same as fatigue or tiredness. Once we sort out what the patient is actually describing, how do we evaluate the sleepy patient? How much sleep do we need per night and what’s an inadequate amount of sleep? How do we evaluate the quality of a patient’s sleep and what role does age play in the evaluation of a patient’s sleep? These are questions we’ll discuss with our guest for this podcast, Michael H. Silber, M.B., Ch.B., a neurologist and sleep expert at the Mayo Clinic.