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Daytime Sleepiness

Daytime sleepiness refers to feeling abnormally sleepy during the day. People who are drowsy may fall asleep in inappropriate situations or at inappropriate times.
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Excessive daytime sleepiness (without a known cause) may be a sign of a sleep disorder.
Depression, anxiety, stress, and boredom can all contribute to excessive sleepiness. But these conditions more often cause fatigue and apathy.

Drowsiness may be due to the following causes:

Long-term (chronic) pain

Diabetes

Having to work long hours or different shifts (nights, weekends)

Long-term insomnia and other problems falling or staying asleep

Changes in blood sodium levels (hyponatremia /hypernatremia)

Medicines (tranquilizers, sleeping pills, antihistamines)

Not sleeping long enough

Sleep disorders (such as sleep apnea syndrome and narcolepsy)

Too much calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia)

Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)

Home Care

You can relieve drowsiness by treating the cause of the problem. First, determine whether your drowsiness is due to depression, anxiety, boredom or stress. If you are not sure, talk with your healthcare provider.
For drowsiness due to medicines, talk to your provider about switching or stopping your medicines. Never stop taking or change your medicine without first talking to your provider.

What to Expect at Your Office Visit

The doctor will examine you to determine the cause of your drowsiness and ask about your sleep patterns and health. Questions may include:

How well do you sleep?

How much do you sleep?

Do you snore?

Do you snore?

Do you fall asleep during the day when do not plan to nap (such as when watching TV or reading)? If so, do you awake feeling refreshed? How often does this happen?

Are you depressed, anxious, stressed or bored?

What medicines do you take?

What have you done to try to relieve the drowsiness? How well did it work?

What other symptoms do you have?

Tests that may be done include

Treatment depends on the cause of your drowsiness.

Imtiaz Ahmad, MD, MPH, FCCP

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad is a highly qualified physician, Board Certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. He has been actively serving the community of Lee County, Florida since 2004, with a strong focus on a proactive healthcare approach. Dr. Ahmad has received advanced training from some of the most prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, Cornell University, State University of New York at Brooklyn, and the University of Mississippi. SOMNAS is a medical facility that is committed to improving and maintaining the health of patients with sleep disorders. The expert team at SOMNAS is known for their compassionate and high-quality care. They offer unparalleled treatment and care to patients on the Gulf Coast of Florida, ensuring a better and healthier life for them.

Job Title: Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine

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Starting on October 11, 2023, Allergy Sleep & Lung Care (ASLC) will no longer be affiliated with GenesisCare due to their bankruptcy.

ASLC will be reopening as an independent practice at our Healthpark office on or after October 30, 2023.

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A partir del 11 de octubre de 2023, Allergy Sleep & Lung Care (ASLC) ya no formará parte de GenesisCare debido a su quiebra.

ASLC volverá a abrir como una práctica independiente en nuestra oficina de Healthpark a partir del 30 de octubre de 2023 o después de esa fecha.

No dudes en ponerte en contacto con nosotros a través de cualquiera de los siguientes canales:

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