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I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment ( any herbal medicine)?

I am taking antidepressants since 15years I feel excessive sleepiness at daytime and lethargy please suggest treatment  ( any herbal medicine)?

Medication effects: Side effect of antidepressants can be sleepiness and lethargy. Other reasons can be: •High Dose •Time of taking medication •Continued Depression •Overwhelming stresses •Sleep Disorder •Lethargy can be due to Anemia, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism. Discuss with Psychiatrist •Diagnosis •Side effects of, antidepressants •Withdrawal effects, •Decreasing the dose •St John’s Wort •Therapy for stress ...Read more

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Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try and clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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How to prevent daytime sleepiness without taking in too much caffeine?

How to prevent daytime sleepiness without taking in too much caffeine?

Light and Oxygen: If you feel you have more daytime sleepiness than you should given your work and sleep schedule see your doctor - sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can disrupt sleep without you knowing it. General tips - try to keep to a regular schedule of light and dark (without that your circadian rhythms will be messed up and you'll have trouble waking up. Also regular exercise, but not too late. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

No: Excessive daytime sleepiness has many causes. It could be related to a medical problem (heart failure), psychiatric (depression), stress, obstructive sleep apnea, medication, etc. It would be best to be seen by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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What's the difference between excessive daytime sleepiness or adhd/add?

What's the difference between excessive daytime sleepiness or adhd/add?

Hypersomnia: Sleepiness or hypersomnia is a condition that you easily doz off or fall sleep during the day. This might cause lack of concentration. Sleepiness in children might cause them to be restless, which is part of add symptoms. But a you see they are different condition that might share some sign. Read about sleepiness, narcolepsy in: www.Lasleepdr.Com. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there any natural remedies to help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Appropriate Sleep!: While most people are concerned with sleep apnea, we all forget insufficient sleep as one of the important causes of causing excessive daytime sleepiness. If you are getting ~7.5 hours a night, then you should see a sleep specialist to help make sure there aren't any other sleep disorders going on! the natural remedies, of course, would depend on a specific diagnosis, which here is unknown. ...Read more

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What r possible causes for decreased short-t memry+daytime sleepiness+off&on pm insomnia and/or disrupted sleep(wake arousals) in a 73 yr old man ?

What r possible causes for decreased short-t memry+daytime sleepiness+off&on pm insomnia and/or disrupted sleep(wake arousals) in a 73 yr old man ?

HERE'S A FEW: You clearly describe a sleep disorder, and whether it represents sleep apnea, nocturnal oxygen desaturation, vitamin or emotional dysfcntn needs to be clarified. Although this can create memory problems, your sleep disorder could be secondary to a primary cognitive problem such as lacunar infarcts or alzheimer's. You critically need to get this under control asap. See neurology and get treated. ...Read more

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What is a daytime sleepiness test?

What is a daytime sleepiness test?

Measures attentivene: The best known is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale which grades the results of a questionnaire. The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) is another instrument used to assess daytime sleepiness. That instrument is performed in a sleep diagnostic center. ...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 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

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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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Is daytime sleepiness a sign of depression?

Possibly: My first response to your question is a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. Many of my depressed patients continue to have daytime sleepiness and turn out to have a sleep disorder which requires a sleep study to diagnose. ...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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Does every child who has sleep apnea experience daytime sleepiness?

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

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What disease could best describe symptoms of anxiety, insomnia and daytime sleepiness?

Anxiety : This may be explained with having an anxiety disorder. If one is worried and anxious, one may have problems falling asleep. Thus, one may be tired during the day from receiving a poor nights sleep last night. There could be other conditions as well. I would consider making an appointment with a good doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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