You’re tired because… you have heart failure
When you have heart failure, your heart muscle doesn’t pump blood to the rest of your body the way it should, according to the Heart Foundation of Australia. Your body will start to bring blood away from body tissues so it can keep vital organs fully supplied. With less blood in your leg muscles, even everyday activities can feel exhausting. Plus, blood gets backed up in your veins leading away from your lungs and leaks back into them, making you lose your breath suddenly. When you’re asleep, it could wake you up and make for a restless night.
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Source: RD Canada