What Causes Excessive Sleepiness?

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Do you have trouble waking up in the morning, or do you feel sleepy during the day — even if you've tried taking a nap? You might be among the 20% of Americans who deal with excessive sleepiness. Along with the obvious inability to stay awake and alert, symptoms often include appetite loss, memory issues, muddled thinking, anxiety and irritability. Sleepiness can also be severe enough to disrupt your normal activities and relationships, among other aspects of your life.

It's one of the main reasons that people decide to visit sleep clinics and doctors. If you're experiencing excessive sleepiness and, if it's interfering with your life, it's important to talk with a knowledgeable medical professional. That's the best way to get to the bottom of what's causing it and come up with a treatment plan.