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Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Overview)

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, cancer, anemia, or hypothyroidism.


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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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Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Overview)

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, cancer, anemia, or hypothyroidism.


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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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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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1)differences between sustained-release vs extended-release ? 2)usual ritalin dose for excessive daytime sleepiness ?Best regards.

1)differences between sustained-release vs extended-release ? 2)usual ritalin dose for excessive daytime sleepiness ?Best regards.

US Pharmacopeia: Defines delayed-release tabs as enteric-coated to delay release until med passes through stomach to prevent destruction/inactivation by gastric juices or drug from irritating gastric mucosa. Usp defines extended-release tablets formulated to make the medication available over an extended period of time following ingestion. Ritalin dose is individualized based on response and tolerability. Regards. ...Read 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?

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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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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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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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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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Hypersomnia (Definition)

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


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