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Fort Myers

16420 HealthPark Commons Dr.
Suite 100
Ft Myers, FL 33908

Cape Coral

126 Del Prado Blvd N
Suite 106
Cape Coral, FL 33909​

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Lehigh Acres

1120 Lee Blvd
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

Fort Myers

16420 HealthPark Commons Dr. Ste 100, Ft Myers, FL 33908

Cape Coral

126 Del Pravo Blvd. North Suite 106 Cape Coral, FL 33909​

Lehigh Acres

1120 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

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.

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