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Can excessive sleepiness be dangerous?

Can excessive sleepiness be dangerous?

No, but..: Unless it leads to inattention while driving or other dangerous situations. The big questions is.. Why do you suffer the excessive sleepiness ? That condition MAY be dangerous. Consider metabolic (including diabetes), cardiac, pulmonary, renal and psychiatric (depression), or even sleep apnea. Certain behaviors can also contribute - too much alcohol, for example. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Ok i've got excessive sleepiness. What should I do?

See sleep physician: Excessive sleepiness can cause distress, and can increase risks of accidents. Make sure you get enough time (7-8 hours a day) in bed, and see a sleep medicine specialist to look for causes. Be careful about driving when sleepy. ...Read more

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Why change from insomnia to excessive sleepiness?

Why change from insomnia to excessive sleepiness?

Change from insomnia: Could be result of change in moods from depression to other extreme, or could be from medications used to treat insomnia, or other underlying organic pathology. ...Read more

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What is causing my excessive sleepiness during migraines?

What is causing my excessive sleepiness during migraines?

Normal: Migraines have both a vascular and a neuorological component to them. First comes the vascular part that affects the blood supply then the neurological part that affects the nerves. It is not uncommon for people to be sleepy or feel cotton headed after a migraine headache. It is a normal reaction to the migraine. ...Read more

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Can duloxetine cause excessive sleepiness?

Yes: Duloxetine is a re-uptake inhibitor of serotonin and norepinephrine, and can cause fatigue and slepiness in some people. ...Read more

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Can arthritis meds cause excessive sleepiness?

Can arthritis meds cause excessive sleepiness?

Not typically: Having said that, Indocin (indomethacin) which is an older arthritis med can definitely cause sleepiness but most of the other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories do not generally cause sleepiness in my experience. ...Read more

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Why does depression cause excessive sleepiness?

Why does depression cause excessive sleepiness?

Depression: Hypersomnia occurs in depression not because of exhaustion or fatigue in the conventional sense. Rather, sleeping excessively can be thought of as a defense against dealing with life, and avoiding as much of it as possible. ...Read more

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Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Probably not: Unless caused by sleep deprivation then the answer would be yes. If you are too sleepy all the time you should talk to your doctor. Your meds could be the reason, your sleep hygeine, not enough sleep, other medical causes too. A work up might be in order and you deserve a good listening to and some answers for why you are so sleepy. ...Read more

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What could have caused your excessive sleepiness after taking hcg?

Why take HCG: Hcg or human chorionic gonadotrophin does not have any approved medical uses. It has been used in homeopathic medicines but its use is illegal in the usa. There is no clear reason why it would cause sleepiness. ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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