Monthly Archives: January 2016

How Your Ears, Nose and Throat are Making you Tired


Do you find yourself dragging throughout the day, lacking the energy necessary for even basic tasks? Have the most concentrated concealers failed at hiding the dark circles under your eyes? Is “brain fog” keeping you from being as productive as you need to be?

Westwood Ear, Nose and Throat can help.

While it’s very common to blame any health issues on the freezing winter weather, if you suffer from a sinus or thyroid condition, you may also be suffering from chronic fatigue. The most common symptom of fatigue is a physical and mental exhaustion that lasts for over twenty-four hours and which isn’t alleviated with rest. The bothersome, and possibly dangerous, byproducts of the syndrome are numerous.

While sinus issues are not a direct cause of fatigue, there are two major ways that they contribute to the condition. First, coughing, sneezing and nasal congestion can keep you up at night, which then leads to feeling tired day after day. Second, many of the over-the-counter and prescription medicines you take for sinus conditions can cause drowsiness or make you too wired to sleep, even if the product’s label claims that it won’t.

On the other hand, hypothyroidism is a proven symptom of fatigue. However, thyroid disorders often go undiagnosed or even misdiagnosed, leaving the sufferer in the dark about what’s causing the long periods of lethargy.

It’s time to wake up and stop being tired of being — and looking — tired. Book an appointment with us today. When you come in, our expert physicians will sit down with you to thoroughly discuss what exactly is causing your fatigue and how we can put a permanent end to it.

With three offices conveniently located around the state, Westwood Ears, Nose and Throat makes relief from fatigue easy to find, even when you’re exhausted.

For more information on all things ears, nose and throat, visit the Westwood website and blog, and then call 860-BALLOON to schedule your appointment.