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What's the best way to stop myself from sleeping in an important meeting?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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In brief: Many causes
That can be a sign of a sleep problem called narcolepsy, which causes sudden "sleeping" during day activities and needs treatment.
Sleep apnea can cause that as well and needs rx. More common are poor sleep habits, working too hard, not sleeping well, use of stimulants or medications.Or boring meetings! :) best to see someone and get evaluated.

In brief: Many causes
That can be a sign of a sleep problem called narcolepsy, which causes sudden "sleeping" during day activities and needs treatment.
Sleep apnea can cause that as well and needs rx. More common are poor sleep habits, working too hard, not sleeping well, use of stimulants or medications.Or boring meetings! :) best to see someone and get evaluated.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Ravi Chand
In addition get a sleep study with MSLT to rule out sleep apnea and Narcelepsy
Dr. Ravi Chand
If you dont have time to take meds then drink plenty of Coffee
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