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Is there a blood test for testing excessive daytime somnolence?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Excessive somnolence

If you have daytime sleepiness, there is a screening tool called the epworth sleepiness scale.
If you get a score greater than 10, you have have a sleep problem and should see a sleep specialist to review. Need a sleep study. There are some blood tests that are commonly done when someone is tired all the time such as a complete blood count or thyroid function test, which help determine the cause.

In brief: Excessive somnolence

If you have daytime sleepiness, there is a screening tool called the epworth sleepiness scale.
If you get a score greater than 10, you have have a sleep problem and should see a sleep specialist to review. Need a sleep study. There are some blood tests that are commonly done when someone is tired all the time such as a complete blood count or thyroid function test, which help determine the cause.
Dr. Brian Affleck
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No

There are many causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.
An overnight sleep study is one test but is not used in all cases. I would see a sleep specialist who can better determine the right studies to help determine what is going on.

In brief: No

There are many causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.
An overnight sleep study is one test but is not used in all cases. I would see a sleep specialist who can better determine the right studies to help determine what is going on.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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