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Ok i've got excessive sleepiness. What should I do?
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: See sleep physician
Excessive sleepiness can cause distress, and can increase risks of accidents.
Make sure you get enough time (7-8 hours a day) in bed, and see a sleep medicine specialist to look for causes. Be careful about driving when sleepy.

In brief: See sleep physician
Excessive sleepiness can cause distress, and can increase risks of accidents.
Make sure you get enough time (7-8 hours a day) in bed, and see a sleep medicine specialist to look for causes. Be careful about driving when sleepy.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wakefulness test
Your dr can send you to a facility where a test can measure your "sleepiness".
A common cause is sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing during sleep.Another cause may be "shift work disorder" or narcolepsy.Your dr. Can help guide you here.

In brief: Wakefulness test
Your dr can send you to a facility where a test can measure your "sleepiness".
A common cause is sleep apnea, a condition where one stops breathing during sleep.Another cause may be "shift work disorder" or narcolepsy.Your dr. Can help guide you here.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
In brief: 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 b.

In brief: 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 b.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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