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Daytime Sleepiness Treatment
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
In narcolepsy, does daytime sleepiness happen randomly during the day, or it has a periodical time of onset (for example around 3:00 pm every day)?
Is it safe to be on lisinopril and prazosin at the same time? I've been getting dizzy and having extreme daytime sleepiness
From drugs.com: Using prazosin and Lisinopril together can have increased effects on your blood pressure. You may be more likely to experience side effects such as dizziness, weakness, headache, flushing, fainting, and irregular heartbeat, especially if you have been on Lisinopril and are starting treatment with prazosin. These effects may also occur following a dose increase of prazosin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prev dr said i may have narcolepsy but i don't have vivid dreams or sleep paralysis but I have daytime sleepiness & moderate sleep apnea. Thoughts?
Treatment: Anything that causes sleep fragmentation (apnea, pain, leg kicking, etc) leads to sleepiness. So even before testing for narcolespy in sleep lab setting you would have to confirm that the apnea is well controlled and not contributing to waking. Sometimes sleepiness is persistent because of years of apnea and there is med for that ... See someone specialized in these disorders and do your homewk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Female 26yo: I often sleep more than 9hrs a day, but alway waking up around 9:30 without an alarm clock. No daytime sleepiness. Is this healthy?
You have a great: internal clock, so count yourself lucky. Some people wished they had such regularity built in. Please don't gloat and keep regular. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I've been having strong headaches & daytime sleepiness. I've been going to bed early and it's still hard to wake up the next day. It's not normal.
Sleep disorder: Your symptoms are fairly classical sleep apnea, however there are several other conditions would also need to be ruled out. One of them is central nervous system idiopathic hypersomnia, and the other is narcolepsy. There are also many other conditions can cause excessive daytime sleepiness. The person to rule this out would be a sleep disorder specialist please ask your family doctor for a referral or self refer through the phone book. You will need a overnight polysomnogram test and possibly an ms lt the following day to check for narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnolence. Best wishes to you. By the way, it is also possible that your symptoms could represent an underlying other type of physical illness or a psychiatric illness or a medication related issue. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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