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What would cause major headaches and sleepiness?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: One possibility...

Especially if the headache is worse in the early morning, consider being evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea.
This disease, which disrupts breathing and sleep, can often cause a combination of headache and excessive daytime sleepiness. Your pcp or a neurologist can help decide if a sleep study is indicated.

In brief: One possibility...

Especially if the headache is worse in the early morning, consider being evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea.
This disease, which disrupts breathing and sleep, can often cause a combination of headache and excessive daytime sleepiness. Your pcp or a neurologist can help decide if a sleep study is indicated.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several things

Headaches have many causes.
See the list on the picture. I suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions.

In brief: Several things

Headaches have many causes.
See the list on the picture. I suggest you see your physician and discuss a plan to determine the cause. Your doctor might order imaging of brain and optic nerve exam to rule out serious conditions.
Dr. Damien Luviano
Dr. Damien Luviano
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Dr. David Duhon
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Morning headaches

Headaches on awakening and daytime sleepiness are two common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

In brief: Morning headaches

Headaches on awakening and daytime sleepiness are two common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
Dr. David Duhon
Dr. David Duhon
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