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What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Asher Turney
other vitamin deficiencies. Excellent differentials for EDS.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine

In brief: Excess sleepiness

Narcolepsy is one as is insomnia.

In brief: Excess sleepiness

Narcolepsy is one as is insomnia.
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