What is a daytime sleepiness test?

Measures attentivene. The best known is the Epworth Sleepiness Scale which grades the results of a questionnaire. The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) is another instrument used to assess daytime sleepiness. That instrument is performed in a sleep diagnostic center.

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Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness. Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than an disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try and clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. Read more...

Female 26yo: I often sleep more than 9hrs a day, but alway waking up around 9:30 without an alarm clock. No daytime sleepiness. Is this healthy?

You have a great. internal clock, so count yourself lucky. Some people wished they had such regularity built in. Please don't gloat and keep regular. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. Read more...

I've been having strong headaches & daytime sleepiness. I've been going to bed early and it's still hard to wake up the next day. It's not normal.

Sleep disorder. Your symptoms are fairly classical sleep apnea, however there are several other conditions would also need to be ruled out. One of them is central nervous system idiopathic hypersomnia, and the other is narcolepsy. There are also many other conditions can cause excessive daytime sleepiness. The person to rule this out would be a sleep disorder specialist please ask your family doctor for a referral or self refer through the phone book. You will need a overnight polysomnogram test and possibly an ms lt the following day to check for narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnolence. Best wishes to you. By the way, it is also possible that your symptoms could represent an underlying other type of physical illness or a psychiatric illness or a medication related issue. Best wishes to you. Read more...
You must see sleep . Your symptoms can happen with several sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, periodic limb movement or even narcolepsy. You need to see sleep dcotor. Read more...

Could bruxism cause daytime sleepiness?

If it disturbs sleep. If the night-time grinding bruxism, disturbs you from having a normal series of sleep cycles that usually last about 90 minutes each, then you may have daytime sleepiness. You should see a dentist who treats bruxism & if you do not have improvement, get a sleep study to check for sleep apnea or other sleep disturbances that they can measure. Read more...
Bruxism. Maybe. Bruxism is usually due to high stress levels. If you're stressed you might not be getting the proper rest that you need. There also might be other issues that are more underlying such as sleep apnea. I would recommend a consultation with both a dentist and a physician to discuss your options. Read more...

Is daytime sleepiness a sign of depression?

Possibly. My first response to your question is a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. Many of my depressed patients continue to have daytime sleepiness and turn out to have a sleep disorder which requires a sleep study to diagnose. Read more...
Maybe. It could be, but usually with depression you have other symptoms, like feeling sad. You might sleep during the day because you may have sleep problems from snoring, apnea, restless legs, poor sleep hygeine, anxiety/depression, napping during the day, night seizures, noises in the neighborhood waking you up, bed bugs, waking up to use the bathroom, acid reflux, allergies, or any number of things. 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...