Daytime sleepiness is a symptom of a variety of disorders, but can also be caused by very simple non-disease issues. Sleepiness can simply indicate inadequate sleep during the night. Sleep deficiency can arise from a variety of causes, both simple and pathological.
The medical description of this symptom is
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Causes of Daytime sleepiness
Myth 3: Daytime sleepiness always means a person isn't getting enough sleep.
Excessive daytime sleepiness, characterized by a feeling of extreme drowsiness and the urge to fall asleep quickly, can occur even after you have gotten enough sleep at night
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Causes List for Daytime sleepiness
Possible causes of Daytime sleepiness (or similar symptoms) may include:2
- AAT deficiency (Tiredness)
- ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma (tiredness)
- AIDS (drowsiness, malaise, tiredness)
- AL amyloidosis (tiredness)
- Absence of septum pellucidum (tired)
- Achondroplasia (excessive sleepiness)
- Acidosis (drowsiness)
- Acquired hydrocephalus (sleepiness)
- Acromegaly (Hypersomnia, tiredness)
- Acute Bronchitis (tired, tiredness)
- Acute Hepatitis A (malaise)
- Acute Hepatitis C ...
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- Source: NICHD (NIH): nichd.nih.gov/ health/ topics/ sleep/ conditioninfo/ Pages/ sleep-myths.aspx
- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
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