Is nuvigil effective for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Hypersomnia. May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need help waking up. • mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems. • prevalence ~1: 20, 000 • onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25% • CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be.

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What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

Many things. Some conditions like sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome interfere with sleep at night, resulting in tiredness/sleepiness in the day. Others are sleep disorders that themselves produce sleepiness, like narcolepsy. Still others are effects of medications or drugs; some mental illnesses like depression too. See your doctor for an evaluation. Can also see a sleep medicine doctor. Read more...
Hypersomnia. May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need help waking up. • mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems. • prevalence ~1: 20, 000 • onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25% • CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be. Read more...

Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

NOT SURE OF QUESTION. Sorry but are you saying that you have daytime sleepiness and alzheimers? Well the system ia all topsy turvy when you have alzheimers as far as memory and mood and behavior. If this is your question then definitely need a physician to treat the alzheimer disease and any other behavioral changes that come along. Read more...

Does provigil work for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Yes. Yes. It is an fda approved drug for eds (excessive daytime sleepiness). But i would try to determine why there is eds in the first place. A sleep study is a good start as well as an veal by a sleep specialist. Read more...
Yes. Provigil is indicated for excessive daytime sleepiness in narcolepsy, osa and shift work. It is often very helpful but depending on the severity of your sleepiness significant residual may remain. Read more...

Is there a link between fibromyalgia and excessive daytime sleepiness?

Likely. Nearly every FM case I have seen has a sleep issue. Disrupted or insufficient sleep leads to daytime somnolence. However be sure that other diseases have been ruled out (sleep apnea?) Read more...

Are there any over-the-counter medications that can help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Not really. The only stimulant medicines you'll find over the counter are caffeine containing. There are some herbal supplements that also employ certain herbal remedies, but often also have a lot of sugar in them. There are a lot of important (and reversible) reasons for your symptoms that a doctor in their clinic can figure out for you. Read more...

I have a problem of excessive daytime sleepiness regardless of how long I sleep during the previous night. I sometimes try to physically control it?

Possible Sleep Apnea. Excessive sleepiness is a symptom of sleep apnea. This is a condition in which one has few to many episodes per night where they literally stop breathing until their brain wakes them enough to start breathing again. This is due to a collapse of the airway while sleeping. Proper diagnosis can be sought through a sleep physician. Treatments involve a CPAP machine or an oral appliance from a dentist. Read more...

Can exercise help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Yes! Exercise, especially if it is in the morning, will help with daytime sleepiness as the exercise will raise your circulating adrenaline level. Adrenaline is a potent stimulant that can help you stay more alert and awake. However, consult with your doctor as there can be treatable causes to daytime sleepiness that doesn't respond to the exercise. Read more...