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Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Overview)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when there is adequate sleep.


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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
80 doctors shared insights

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Overview)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when there is adequate sleep.


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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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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
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Excessive daytime sleepiness (Tip)

Sleep restores with dreams abound, apnea wears down robbing dreams, sleepiness steals life's dreams. ...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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1)differences between sustained-release vs extended-release ? 2)usual ritalin (methylphenidate) dose for excessive daytime sleepiness ?Best regards.

1)differences between sustained-release vs extended-release ? 2)usual ritalin (methylphenidate) 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 (methylphenidate) dose is individualized based on response and tolerability. Regards. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Excessive daytime sleepiness (Tip)

Sleep apnea haiku: stops breathing at night. Tired, must sleep during the day. Snoring so loudly. ...See more

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Staying Healthy while Traveling (Checklist)

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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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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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Excessive daytime sleepiness (Tip)

The quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. ...See more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

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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. John McMahan Dr. McMahan
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Excessive daytime sleepiness (Tip)

Snoring guy; awake mate; fatigued wife; lumpy couch. ...See 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 is the definition or description of: Excessive daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness: Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when there is adequate sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Elden Rand Dr. Rand
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Excessive daytime sleepiness (Tip)

If a nose mask or a nasal pillows mask, consider a chin strap to help keep mouth closed during sleep. ...See 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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Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

NOT SURE OF QUESTION: Sorry but are you saying that you have daytime sleepiness and alzheimers? Well the system ia all topsy turvy when you have alzheimers as far as memory and mood and behavior. If this is your question then definitely need a physician to treat the alzheimer disease and any other behavioral changes that come along. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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