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how can i get help if i have excessive daytime sleepiness?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See your doctor: Start with your doctor. They will ask some questions and probably refer you for a sleep study to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea.
Answered on Jul 21, 2012
Dr. Ranji Varghese
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Talk to Dr.: You should talk to your doctor. Rhey may refer you to a sleep specialist. A sleep specialist may do a series of sleep studies including an overnight study and a nap study. The best thing is to make sure you give them a schedule of how you sleep and all the medications that you're on and your medical history.
Answered on Jun 12, 2014
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Dr. Asher Turney
19 years experience Occupational Medicine
Set routines and avoid stimulants. Watch your sleep hygiene. Get rid of the TV and other distractors and use you bedroom too primarily sleep. Sleep specialist is so important but a start is your regular doctor.
Feb 10, 2014

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