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Ashburn, VA
A 52-year-old male asked:

Does sleep deprivation cause my sleep apnea symptom hypersomnolence (daytime sleepiness) to become worse?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 40 years experience
Yes: Ongoing sleep deprivation can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, emotional difficulties, poor job performance and obesity. Sleep deprivation can also play a significant role in tragic accidents. This can be a sign of an undiagnosed sleep disorder or another medical problem. If more regular exercise & good nutrition does not help with this I suggest getting examined at a medical clinic.
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Last updated Sep 18, 2018

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