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Could bruxism cause daytime sleepiness?

Could bruxism cause daytime sleepiness?

Bruxism: Maybe. Bruxism is usually due to high stress levels. If you're stressed you might not be getting the proper rest that you need. There also might be other issues that are more underlying such as sleep apnea. I would recommend a consultation with both a dentist and a physician to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more

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Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try and clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Sleep apnea (Tip)

Sleep apnea

Loud snoring, breathing stops, A.M. Headache, insomnia & daytime sleepiness? Check for sleep apnea. ...See more

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Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Yes: Yes to day time sleepiness. Hard to know what sleep d/o you have without more info. A common sleep d/o is insomnia and can be treated with a combo of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meds (depending on severity). ...Read more

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How to prevent daytime sleepiness without taking in too much caffeine?

How to prevent daytime sleepiness without taking in too much caffeine?

Light and Oxygen: If you feel you have more daytime sleepiness than you should given your work and sleep schedule see your doctor - sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can disrupt sleep without you knowing it. General tips - try to keep to a regular schedule of light and dark (without that your circadian rhythms will be messed up and you'll have trouble waking up. Also regular exercise, but not too late. ...Read more

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Sleep apnea (Tip)

Sleep apnea

Don't ignore snoring or daytime sleepiness! sleep apnea is life-threatening, but treatable. ...See more

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Dxd w/ excessive daytime sleepiness yrs. Back besides meds how can I combat? Have had my meds in yrs. It gets really bad at times.

Dxd w/ excessive daytime sleepiness yrs.  Back besides meds how can I combat?  Have had my meds in yrs. It gets really bad at times.

Excessive sleepiness: Look into bright light therapy, sleep hygiene.Both do not require prescription, but you may benefit from seeing a specialist to evaluate for sleep apnea and narcolepsy. ...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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Sleep apnea (Tip)

Sleep apnea

Sleep restores with dreams abound, apnea wears down robbing dreams, sleepiness steals life's dreams. ...See more

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Sleepiness (Definition)

Somnolence is a condition of drowsiness and is a symptom associated with many conditions including sleep apnea, ...Read more

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