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What causes excessive sleepiness?

What causes excessive sleepiness?

Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders htn etc increase the chance of sleep apnea rule out other causes, could be medical, genetic long sleeper etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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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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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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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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My son was diagnosed with excessive sleepiness. What does this mean?

My son was diagnosed with excessive sleepiness. What does this mean?

Sleep disorder: There are few causes of daytime sleepiness. One is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, usually seen in obese individuals and certain other issues, the other cause is narcolepsy. Obviously we need to look into medications, etc wich can cause drowsiness and sleepiness. ...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