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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 could be a cause of hypersomnia?

What could be a cause of hypersomnia?

Hypersomnia: Could be primary or cause unknown could be secondary due to sleep apnea narcolepsy plms rls etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of recurrent hypersomnia and the detection methods for causes pls?Thanks

See sleep specialist: Hypersomnia can be caused by other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It can also caused by dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system as well as drug or alcohol abuse, brain injuries, head trauma, brain tumors, or physical problems can also cause hypersomnia. Obesity, epilepsy, encephalitis, or multiple sclerosis can cause hypersomnia as well. Please see a sleep doctor for workup. ...Read more

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Can anxiety alone cause hypersomnia?

Can anxiety alone cause hypersomnia?

See below: Anxiety tends to interfere with sleep. That said, an exhausted person would have hypersomnia after a while. ...Read more

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Can OCD cause hypersomnia?

Resource hogs: Emotional and mental disorders are the gas guzzlers of the body's systems. OCD can be one of the worst - so you might be generally exhausted. Also, if you (fortunately) don't suffer nightmares, sleep might be a refuge from the bullying that OCD can do. I'd prefer to phrase it that your response to OCD symptoms cause it - not OCD (as if IT was more than a diagnostic term.) A specialist CBT may help ...Read more

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How can restless leg syndrome cause hypersomnia?

RLS: Rls can cause insomnia, or it can cause frequent minor waking up spells and non restorative sleep. ...Read more

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Can a blast (brain)injury cause hypersomnia? How can we figure out what's the issue when my fiancé can't complete an mslt?

Can a blast (brain)injury cause hypersomnia? How can we figure out what's the issue when my fiancé can't complete an mslt?

Yes: An injury to the brain causes damage to the structure and normal mechanisms of the brain. This causes an energy mismatch as the brain struggles to perform daily activities while also pulling from the same pool of energy to heal. You should have her rest- physically and cognitively- no cell phone, tv etc- and get evaluated by a health care professional trained in concussion/brain injury management. ...Read more

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I complained of hypersomnia, one dr says cut out junk carbs, caffeine, how can caffeine cause hypersomnia, i take that during day to combat fatigue?

I complained of hypersomnia, one dr says cut out junk carbs, caffeine, how can caffeine cause hypersomnia, i take that during day to combat fatigue?

But why...?: The question is why do you need such measures to fight fatigue. Your doc is right to suggest limiting junk and caffeine but consider that they may be masking an underlying problem...Like sleep apnea or atypical depression or adhd or a thyroid condition. Best to get common causes of hypersomnia ruled out before embarking on a healthier journey. ...Read more

Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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Hypersomnia Disorder (Definition)

Hypersomnia is the condition of excessive sleepiness. It can be due to a number of conditions, including depression, an underactive ...Read more