I seem to be suffering from excessive sleep. I sleep for about 12-13 hours daily. Even after waking up, I am drowsy.
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Hello, if you have trouble stay awake, it could be sleep apnea or narcolepsy or another medical condition. Sometimes the cause of sleepiness isn't easy to figure out. Here is information that can point you in the right direction and help you find the treatment that works best for you.Sleepiness is likely a problem for you if:You have trouble waking in the morningYou often feel sleepy during your waking hours, Naps don’t take the edge off your sleepiness, Along with having to drag yourself through the day, you may also have: Loss of appetiteTrouble with thinking or memory, feelings of irritability or anxiety. About 20% of adults have sleepiness severe enough to affect their regular activities. Not getting enough sleep -- sometimes by choice -- is the most common cause of excessive sleepiness. Working at night and sleeping during the day is another. Other causes include drug, alcohol, or cigarette use, lack of physical activity,obesity, and the use of certain medications. But nodding off when you want or need to be awake may also be caused by an underlying condition. Depression or a sleep disorder -- such as restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, ornarcolepsy -- are common causes of problem sleepiness. Consult a sleep therapist or psychiatrist, he will help you.
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