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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Excessive daytime sleepiness could be a sign of many sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy or restless leg syndrome. Being sleepy during the day harms your health, increasing your risk for diabetes, heart disease and obesity. In addition it puts you at greater risk for accidents and injuries.

Sleepiness is different than fatigue. When you are fatigued, you cannot summon the energy to do your daily tasks and often feel the lack of energy in your bones and muscles. If you are sleepy, you may be able to complete daily tasks with no problem, but if you sit down, you are overwhelmed with the urge to fall asleep. You will have trouble concentrating and keeping your eyes open.

If you are suffering from fatigue or sleepiness, it is important to see your physician. Make sure to specify which you are feeling as they lead to different diagnoses.

Indiana University Health Sleep Disorders physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders that cause excessive daytime sleepiness. We strive to protect your health and wellbeing by ensuring you can sleep well every night. Our physicians will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that improves the quality of your sleep without interrupting your life, including lifestyle changes, education and medicines.

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Treatment Information

Our physicians use a variety of diagnostic tools and treatments to help you sleep better, including:


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