Do you often feel sleepy during daytime? Do you sometimes start dozing while driving?
Excessive sleepiness is the most common sleep complaint in patients with sleep apnea.
Medicine called this symptom excessive daytime sleepiness or EDS.
Some people have excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) for a long time, and they don't realize what does excessive really mean, or how much sleep is enough. And how can you blain them when they lived with EDS all their life?
However, it's not normal to have to struggle to stay awake at work, at theatres, at parties, while driving or watching a sport game on the stadium.
Doctor Vernon D. Rowe, Medical Director of the Sleep Laboratory at the Rowe Neurology Institute describes excessive daytime sleepiness in his own words:
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness results mainly from sleep fragmentation, or frequent awakenings from sleep. This fragmentation can happen in many sleep disorders, and most prominent in:
The interaction of mediation in patients with Parkinson Disorder can also cause ESD (excessive daytime sleepiness)
EDS always exists in patients with narcolepsy. The following video is about a narcoleptic person who share his feelings and tips, so you can understand her symptoms and struggles with excessive daytime sleepiness: