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.

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Can excessive sleepiness be dangerous?

Could be. Common cause of auto accidents and accidents in general. Read more...
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...

Ok I've got excessive sleepiness. What should I do?

Wakefulness test. Your dr can send you to a facility where a test can measure your "sleepiness".A common cause is sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing during sleep.Another cause may be "shift work disorder" or narcolepsy.Your dr. Can help guide you here. Read more...
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...
Hypersomnia. • may occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need help waking up. • mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems. • prevalence ~1: 20, 000 • onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25% • CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may b. Read more...

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...

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...