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.
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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Bupro+sertra caused excessive daytime sleepiness, >10mon, Prozac (fluoxetine) worse, fully interacted with my life. Please guide me. Grateful.

Unusual problem. Bupropion (wellbutrin), sertraline (zoloft), and Prozac (fluoxetine) are usually activating antidepressants. Excessive daytime sleepiness is uncommon with any of them, but is more likely from the ssris (sertraline and fluoxetine). It may be that bupropion by itself would not cause this side-effect. Best to discuss this with your prescribing doctor. Read more...
Speak to an MD. You have asked 2 ?'s here about your medication side-effects, questions best posed to the prescribing md (who knows your history). If the prescriber doesn't seem able or interested to help you, it would be reasonable to seek a 2nd opinion to answer your ?'s. Our ability to do that here is limited. Be aware that there are enough meds so that changes can be made to reduce or eliminate your side-effe. Read more...
Antidepressants. Sertraline may cause sedation in up to 13% of patients. I was shocked to read in Drugs.com that sedation may occur in 19.8 % with Wellbutrin. Because as was previously shared -it is usually a stimulating medication. Consider taking sertraline at night. 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...

What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Causes of sleepiness. Excessive sleepiness can be caused by not getting enough sleep, depression, sleep apnea (snoring & stopping breathing in sleep). Less common causes include narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, hormonal disorders such as low thyroid, severe anemia, chronic infections, brain tumors, etc. Read more...

How can I get help if I have excessive daytime sleepiness?

See your doctor. Start with your doctor. They will ask some questions and probably refer you for a sleep study to determine if you have obstructive sleep apnea. Read more...
Talk to Dr. You should talk to your doctor. Rhey may refer you to a sleep specialist. A sleep specialist may do a series of sleep studies including an overnight study and a nap study. The best thing is to make sure you give them a schedule of how you sleep and all the medications that you're on and your medical history. Read more...

Is there an underlying problem associated with excessive daytime sleepiness?

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. Read more...
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. 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...