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A 17-year-old female asked:

Is it okay to be sleepy all day even after sleeping 8 hours a night? cause? history: 17 205 lbs f htn & pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz

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Dr. Catherine Willner
Neurology 35 years experience
NO: Restorative sleep is incredibly important. There can be many reasons that you are sleepy during the day, including types of sleep wake disorders like narcolepsy but one simple issue might be related to sleep apnea. It is more common as obstructive apnea in people who are above normal weight. Either way, discuss with doctor to see if referral for sleep study is appropriate.

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Last updated Mar 14, 2016

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