03.08.2014
If so you could be having Excessive Daytime Sleepiness a symptom of sleep disorders such as hypersomnia and narcolepsy. Feeling the need to take daytime naps more than once on a regular basis (chronically and not just occasionally). A useful method of seeing whether you suffer from Excessive Daytime Sleepiness is to take the Epworth Sleepiness Scale test.
This test poses a series of scenarios such as reading, watching TV, sitting in a car as a passenger, chatting with someone, and requires you to score yourself on your likelihood of falling asleep during these activities.


Sometimes conditions such as diabetes, or chronic pain could be behind the feeling of sleepiness during the day.
Women who have to work in shifts, who travel frequently across time zones or who have uncertain sleep hours may experience day time sleepiness. Those who are on some types of medications such as anti allergic medicines (anti histamines), sleeping pills or tranquilizers may also have daytime sleepiness.
Daytime sleepiness affects 40 per cent of Americans, according to sleep experts at Stanford University.






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