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Does falling asleep constantly during the day and feeling tired mean that I have narcolepsy?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not really

Typically, it means you are not having restorative sleep at night.

In brief: Not really

Typically, it means you are not having restorative sleep at night.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology

In brief: Maybe

The most common cause for sleepiness duringthe day is poor night sleep and, too little sleep.
Sleep apnea, a breathing problem at night can cause severe sleepiness. And, yes narcolepsy. You need an overnight sleep study to test for sleep fragmentation. You need a daytime napping test (mslt), if the overnight sleep study is normal. A sleep neurologist can sort this out.

In brief: Maybe

The most common cause for sleepiness duringthe day is poor night sleep and, too little sleep.
Sleep apnea, a breathing problem at night can cause severe sleepiness. And, yes narcolepsy. You need an overnight sleep study to test for sleep fragmentation. You need a daytime napping test (mslt), if the overnight sleep study is normal. A sleep neurologist can sort this out.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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