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Is there a medical difference between fatigue and tiredness?

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Medically speaking, fatigue is not the same thing as tiredness. Tiredness happens to everyone -- it is an expected feeling after certain activities or at the end of the day. Usually you know why you are tired and a good night's sleep solves the problem.

SOURCES: 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Fatigue."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Fighting Fatigue."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

SOURCES: 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: "Fatigue."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis."

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: "Fighting Fatigue."

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on September 9, 2020

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