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70yo active male, still working. On levothyroxin/normal thy levels. Unless I am being very active I fall asleep for as much as 2 hours in aft. Causes?
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Dr. Martin Linder
Family Medicine
In brief: Osa
The most causes of excessive daytime sleepiness include obstructive sleep apnea (osa), sleep deprivation and medication side effects.
Risk factors for osa include obesity, a short neck, snoring or witnessed apnea episodes during sleep. It is also possible these symptoms are not due to an underlying medical problem. See your doctor for an evaluation.

In brief: Osa
The most causes of excessive daytime sleepiness include obstructive sleep apnea (osa), sleep deprivation and medication side effects.
Risk factors for osa include obesity, a short neck, snoring or witnessed apnea episodes during sleep. It is also possible these symptoms are not due to an underlying medical problem. See your doctor for an evaluation.
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