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Is there an underlying problem associated with excessive daytime sleepiness?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Excessive daytime sleepiness (eds) is not normal.
It can be due to work schedule, medical problems, restless leg syndrome, psychological (stress/anxiety), sleep apnea or a circadian rhythm disorder. Best to be checked by a sleep specialist.

In brief: Yes
Excessive daytime sleepiness (eds) is not normal.
It can be due to work schedule, medical problems, restless leg syndrome, psychological (stress/anxiety), sleep apnea or a circadian rhythm disorder. Best to be checked by a sleep specialist.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Asher Turney
excellent differential.
Dr. Michael Summers
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Multiple possibilty
Items on differential include: 1) insufficient sleep 2) sleep apnea 3) narcolepsy 4) idiopathic hypersomnia 5) thyroid/endocrine issues 6) depression this list is by no means exhaustive, but it's a good start.
You should see your doctor to get a better idea of what may be going on.

In brief: Multiple possibilty
Items on differential include: 1) insufficient sleep 2) sleep apnea 3) narcolepsy 4) idiopathic hypersomnia 5) thyroid/endocrine issues 6) depression this list is by no means exhaustive, but it's a good start.
You should see your doctor to get a better idea of what may be going on.
Dr. Michael Summers
Dr. Michael Summers
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