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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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Could bruxism cause daytime sleepiness?

Could bruxism cause daytime sleepiness?

If it disturbs sleep: If the night-time grinding bruxism, disturbs you from having a normal series of sleep cycles that usually last about 90 minutes each, then you may have daytime sleepiness. You should see a dentist who treats bruxism & if you do not have improvement, get a sleep study to check for sleep apnea or other sleep disturbances that they can measure. ...Read more

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Fatigue, headache, lassitude, unrefreshed sleep, body weakness?

Fatigue, headache, lassitude, unrefreshed sleep, body weakness?

See a doctor: There are many possible causes of your symptoms: many type of infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic), anemia, nutrient deficiencies, toxic exposures, thyroid & other hormonal problems, sleep disorders, heart disease, stress, depression etc. It is impossible for anyone here to diagnose you further. See a good doctor, preferably one with a holistic perspective, for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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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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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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Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing due to stress?

Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing due to stress?

Not sure of question: If these are new symptoms, i'd strongly recommend that you have a check-up, first with your primary care doctor. There are lots of physical conditions that can cause these symptoms, as well as psychiatric ones such as depression and anxiety. You deserve a better life, and the first step well may be finding out what is going on. If it is "just" stress, then you may need help dealing with that. ...Read more

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Does provigil work for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Yes: Yes. It is an fda approved drug for eds (excessive daytime sleepiness). But i would try to determine why there is eds in the first place. A sleep study is a good start as well as an veal by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What causes extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing?

What causes extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing?

Multiple causes: There can be multiple causes, both medical and psychiatric, for this cluster of symptoms. I recommend that you begin evaluation with your primary care provider, where you are likely to start by ruling out common medical causes for theses symptoms such as anemia or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause daytime sleepiness?

Yes: This is classified as a "common" side effect with desvenlafaxine. ...Read more

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What besides sleep apnea causes severe sleepiness?

What besides sleep apnea causes severe sleepiness?

Many things: Often, quality of sleep is an issue as well. It isn't enough to just be in bed for 7-8 hours, the quality is key. Room temperature, light sources, etc are factors. ...Read more

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Anxiety spells, insomnia, headaches, fatigue and lack of concentration ?

Anxiety spells, insomnia, headaches, fatigue and lack of concentration ?

See a therapist.: It sounds like you do not feel good at all. Please see your physician to be sure something physical isn't going on to cause these symptoms then get a therapist to help you find out why you feel this way and ways to deal with it. ...Read more

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Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Yes: In some people , artificially reducing brain serotonin will induce a depression episode which can have all of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing. What is this?

Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing. What is this?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can cause these symptoms. Talk to your doctor about this possibility and see if you need to get tested. ...Read more

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Does sleep deprivation cause extreme muscle weakness?

Does sleep deprivation cause extreme muscle weakness?

Be strong, get help: If you are running on empty, you need to recharge. A car won't run without fuel. You need to address the source of your sleeplessness. Sleep dysfunction has an impact on health. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/summer12/articles/summer12pg16.html sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture, don't torture yourself, get help. ...Read more

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Does every child who has sleep apnea experience daytime sleepiness?

The severity of: Sleep apnea would impact how much daytime sleepiness there was. This article 'symptoms of sleep apnea in children' will help to answer your questions. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/sleep/a/sleep_apnea.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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