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A 38-year-old male asked:

I have a problem of excessive daytime sleepiness regardless of how long i sleep during the previous night. i sometimes try to physically control it ?

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Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 36 years experience
Possible Sleep Apnea: Excessive sleepiness is a symptom of sleep apnea. This is a condition in which one has few to many episodes per night where they literally stop breathing until their brain wakes them enough to start breathing again. This is due to a collapse of the airway while sleeping. Proper diagnosis can be sought through a sleep physician. Treatments involve a CPAP machine or an oral appliance from a dentist.

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Last updated Feb 14, 2016

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