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A 30-year-old male asked:

Is sleepiness ever a symptom cause i'm unusually sleepy for the last 4 days?. i know sleep helps heal but is it ever bad?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Sleepiness: Yes, excessive sleepiness can be a symptom of an underlying medical problem, such as sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, anemia, cardiac disease, diabetes. You should see your primary care physician to have an evaluation and possible some blood tests to narrow down the diagnosis.
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