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Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

No: Excessive daytime sleepiness has many causes. It could be related to a medical problem (heart failure), psychiatric (depression), stress, obstructive sleep apnea, medication, etc. It would be best to be seen by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness is a clinical finding in which a person regularly experiences significant fatigue and a desire to sleep during the day. This can be due to sleep problems, breathing problems at night, depression, ...Read more


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What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Causes of sleepiness: Excessive sleepiness can be caused by not getting enough sleep, depression, sleep apnea (snoring & stopping breathing in sleep). Less common causes include narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, hormonal disorders such as low thyroid, severe anemia, chronic infections, brain tumors, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get help if I have excessive daytime sleepiness?

How can I get help if I have excessive daytime sleepiness?

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. ...Read more

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Does provigil work for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Yes: Yes. It is an fda approved drug for eds (excessive daytime sleepiness). But i would try to determine why there is eds in the first place. A sleep study is a good start as well as an veal by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What's the difference between excessive daytime sleepiness or adhd/add?

What's the difference between excessive daytime sleepiness or adhd/add?

Hypersomnia: Sleepiness or hypersomnia is a condition that you easily doz off or fall sleep during the day. This might cause lack of concentration. Sleepiness in children might cause them to be restless, which is part of add symptoms. But a you see they are different condition that might share some sign. Read about sleepiness, narcolepsy in: www.Lasleepdr.Com. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Appropriate Sleep!: While most people are concerned with sleep apnea, we all forget insufficient sleep as one of the important causes of causing excessive daytime sleepiness. If you are getting ~7.5 hours a night, then you should see a sleep specialist to help make sure there aren't any other sleep disorders going on! the natural remedies, of course, would depend on a specific diagnosis, which here is unknown. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

Many things: Some conditions like sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome interfere with sleep at night, resulting in tiredness/sleepiness in the day. Others are sleep disorders that themselves produce sleepiness, like narcolepsy. Still others are effects of medications or drugs; some mental illnesses like depression too. See your doctor for an evaluation. Can also see a sleep medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an underlying problem associated with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Yes: Excessive daytime sleepiness (eds) is not normal. It can be due to work schedule, medical problems, restless leg syndrome, psychological (stress/anxiety), sleep apnea or a circadian rhythm disorder. Best to be checked by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

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