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Is daytime sleepiness a sign of depression?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

It could be, but usually with depression you have other symptoms, like feeling sad.
You might sleep during the day because you may have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things.

In brief: Maybe

It could be, but usually with depression you have other symptoms, like feeling sad.
You might sleep during the day because you may have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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