When You are Very Tired Can It Be Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

 

What does Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) with Narcolepsy Feel Like?

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Common Causes of Sleepiness

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What causes excessive daytime sleepiness?

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How is Excessive Sleepiness Different From Drowsiness

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Excessive Daytime Drowsiness: What You Need to Know

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

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Feeling tired all the time? Could it be Chronic fatigue syndrome?

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4. Idiopathic hypersomnia (sometimes called “long-sleeping disorder”) Chronic daytime sleepiness can be a symptom of idiopathic (no identifiable cause) hypersomnia (excessive sleepiness). Idiopathic hypersomnia is characterized by the need to sleep for long periods of time, often more than ten hours at a time. People with daytime fatigue are very tired but usually don’t fall asleep during the day.

They struggle to get through a normal day’s activities. Symptoms of daytime fatigue include: Wearines. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness And Long Naps May Be A Sign Of Type 2 Diabetes Sep 17, 2015 06:46 PM By Kristin Magaldi @Kristins140 If you’re taking long naps, and tired throughout the day, you may have more to worry about than you thought. Benjamin Stäudinger, CC BY-ND 2.0. Sleepiness (also referred to as drowsiness or somnolence) is generally a temporary condition that can be traced to sleep that is of poor quality or fragmented.

Sleep deprivation can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, which is something that needs to be examined by a physician. By Mayo Clinic Staff. Most of the time fatigue can be traced to one or more of your habits or routines, particularly lack of exercise.

It’s also commonly related to depression. On occasion, fatigue is a symptom of other underlying conditions that require medical treatment. If you’ve been tired for several weeks with no relief, it may be time to call your healthcare provider. He or she will ask questions about your sleep, daily activities, appetite, and exercise and will likely give you a physical exam and order lab tests.

Your treatment will be based on your history and the results of your exam and lab tests. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Disorders Excessive Sleepiness. Do I Have Excessive Sleepiness?

For people juggling family, work, and a personal life, feeling exhausted may seem like it’s just par for the course. In fact, it’s estimated that 18 percent of adults suffer from feeling overly tired. People with depression and a type of excessive sleepiness called hypersomnolence sleep for longer periods than healthy individuals, but sleep just as well, according to a February 1 study in the. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) related to sleep apnea is more than just being exhausted during the day. It’s a different kind of tired.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness is a real medical condition associated with sleep apnea that may leave you feeling drowsy or cause. SUNOSI® (solriamfetol) is a prescription medicine used to improve wakefulness in adults with excessive daytime sleepiness due to narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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Patients and clinicians may use the terms “fatigue” and “sleepiness” interchangeably, but while fatigue may be secondary to excessive daytime sleepiness, and both symptoms may result from disorders of sleep, they are distinct and often have different causes, significances, and treatments.

“Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects” by Sudhansu Chokroverty
from Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Springer New York, 2017

Although the primary cause of excessive daytime sleepiness in adolescents can be accounted for by insufficient sleep, a number of extrinsic and intrinsic factors also contribute to these symptoms in adolescents.

“Encyclopedia of Adolescence” by Roger J.R. Levesque
from Encyclopedia of Adolescence
by Roger J.R. Levesque
Springer New York, 2014

However, serious sleep disorders such as sleep apnea may not manifest specific symptoms, or the vague symptoms of fatigue or sleepiness may be attributed to other causes especially in the neurological patient.

“Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior” by Matt T. Bianchi
from Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior
by Matt T. Bianchi
Springer New York, 2013

And while excessive daytime sleepiness is a hallmark symptom of narcolepsy, other sleep disorders can cause this symptom, including obstructive sleep apnea and periodic limb movement disorder.

“The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need” by Stephanie A. Silberman, Charles M. Morin
from The Insomnia Workbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need
by Stephanie A. Silberman, Charles M. Morin
New Harbinger Publications, Incorporated, 2009

Distinct from fatigue, which manifests as difficulty in sustaining a high level of performance, excessive sleepiness refers to the inability to maintain alertness, with characteristic hypersomnolence.

“Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice” by Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, DeAnne Zwicker, DrNP, APRN, BC, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN, Terry T. Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Deanna Gray-Miceli, DSNSc, APRN, FAANP, Malvina Kluger
from Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice
by Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, DeAnne Zwicker, DrNP, APRN, BC, et. al.
Springer Publishing Company, 2007

Fatigue can be defined as a state of sustained lack of energy coupled with a lack of motivation and drive but does not require the behavioral criteria of sleepiness, such as heaviness and drooping of the eyelids, sagging or nodding of the head, yawning, and an ability to nap given the opportunity to fall asleep.

“Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects” by Sudhansu Chokroverty
from Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

These include fatigue or, less commonly, daytime sleepiness; the latter is more common among older individuals and when insomnia is comorbid with another medical condition (e.g., chronic pain) or sleep disorder (e.g., sleep apnea).

“Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®)” by American Psychiatric Association
from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®)
by American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Publishing, 2013

Fatigue and daytime sleepiness can also be significant problems.

“Sink Into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Reversing Insomnia” by Judith R. Davidson, Ph.D, C.Psych
from Sink Into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Reversing Insomnia
by Judith R. Davidson, Ph.D, C.Psych
Springer Publishing Company, 2012

Reports of daytime fatigue or impaired cognition and mood are more common than true daytime sleepiness.

“Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine E-Book” by Richard B. Berry
from Fundamentals of Sleep Medicine E-Book
by Richard B. Berry
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Not surprisingly, sleep disturbances are highly correlated with fatigue.

“Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy: Causes, Diagnosis and Management” by Jeff Victoroff, Erin D. Bigler
from Concussion and Traumatic Encephalopathy: Causes, Diagnosis and Management
by Jeff Victoroff, Erin D. Bigler
Cambridge University Press, 2019

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  • Winner of a video, I been tryin to find out about “chronic fatigue syndrome treatment natural” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Diyadelyn Ziyily Idea (do a google search )?

    It is a smashing one off guide for getting rid of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS Also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME) without the normal expense. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my brother in law got excellent results with it.

  • I have this omygod i always sleep all the time and after waking up u feel tired again i tried drinking coffee or some energy drink

  • I got sleep apnea. I’m 35 and I’ve been feeling sleepy or fatigued since I was like 18. I went to the doctor and ended up with a apap machine for sleep apnea. I felt a little better. But I still feel tired all the time. I’ve dealt with depression. But I been over that. It’s not that. I’m just sleepy all the time. I thought it was how much I did at work. But I ecently lost my job because of all the covid thing. So been at home trying to get more work. But being at home I’m still miserable. The front of my head usually feels like when you been up real long and are about to pass out. I’m in average shape. I still do things. I just am always tired no matter what I do and it makes me want to just do nothing or care about anything. I just am tired all the time. Not like normal tired. Anyways, just looked it up on youtube cause I just feel like crap.

  • Screw all this, want to be curred. Take this drug which is a plant of the coffee family. It is like Adderall and opiates but you are clear headed and it is way less addictive and less harmful than many prescriptions. I have taken antidepressant for 12 years and when I took kratom, i was motivated to work. To me the side effects are constipation and dehydration but you will be fine if you go to the gym because kratom will give you energy and motivation to go

  • I wake up even when i want to sleep more coz I get headache so much so dat if I continue even lying dwn it increases even more bt I feel sleepy later even aft i sleep fr10 hours

  • Some people have expressed concerns about using Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The whole issue of harmful effects of GET to some people with CFS is generally believed to be due to inappropriately planned exercise programs, possibly undertaken either without an expert supervision or under supervision from a person without adequate professional experience. GET has been shown to improve endurance and muscle strength in a wide variety of conditions that have chronic fatigue as a symptom, such as cancer, heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In the recent past CDC has removed CBT and GET as recommended treatments for CFS; however, many organisations still recommend this (NHS, RACGP). For decades, the standard of care for CFS has included graded exercise therapy (GET) and more research may be needed to seal the gaps.
    Below are some links for people who want to delve deeper into this issue.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170623085057.htm

    https://www.racgp.org.au/clinical-resources/clinical-guidelines/handbook-of-non-drug-interventions-(handi)/other/graded-exercise-therapy-chronic-fatigue-syndrome

    https://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j3057

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs/treatment/

  • “I do not know what is wrong with you syndrome”. Most doctors have no clue that chronic fatigue is related to SIBO or other hidden intestinal infection. My husband just found the cause after 20 years performing test in private lab. It was SIBO. Often it is H pylori or candida overgrowth in large bowel.

  • I have a really bad issue with EDS. My Doctor believes I have that. I am usually drowsy all day. This is after I have vitamins and caffeine. I often will feel spacey, and take naps in the afternoon and then at night. I usually take 2 naps a day and I sleep walk. I feel like I don’t have energy to do things like go to the store after work or make a phone call. I usually fall asleep at movies, while reading, and I almost fell asleep while driving one time.

    Sadly, I was prescribed VyVanse but I can not afford it at the moment. I’m not on any downers at all, I stopped caffeine and sugar and still nothing different.

    I don’t think sleep disorders are accepted it seems that there is taboo and we are labeled “lazy”.

  • Chronic fatigue: difficult to find something. The radiation of microwaves (magnetron)oven creates tension in the muscles.That causes pain and  also bad working of the guts: food is absorbed badly,so you have to little vitamins in the body. Also bad feeling in throat and tension in the rest of the body. Tension in the muscles is also bad sleeping.

  • Excellent Video clip! Forgive me for chiming in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you tried Parlandealey Active Life Process (probably on Google)? It is an awesome one off product for learning how to stop feeling tired minus the hard work. Ive heard some interesting things about it and my friend Sam got astronomical results with it.