What is Excessive Daytime Sleepiness?
Those suffering from Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS) find it very difficult to stay awake during the day. Memory, concentration problems and reduced productivity are all associated with this disorder.
If you snore, you are very familiar with the impact lack of sleep has on your quality of life. Snoring not only disrupts sleep, it may also be a sign of a serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Your snoring may also be affecting your loved ones.
To find out if you should be concerned about your snoring, take our snore test online!
Common sleep disorders include difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, staying awake, excessive sleepiness, sleepwalking, nightmares, snoring, difficulty breathing during sleep, narcolepsy and restless legs during sleep.
If you’re concerned that you may suffer from a sleep disorder, take our sleep test online!
How is Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Treated?
First, your physician needs to determine what is causing the EDS. A possible culprit may be irregular sleep hours (such as those who work long hours or switch between day and night shifts). Almost all sleep disorders can lead to EDS, which is why it is so important to be examined by one of Atlanta ENT’s sleep specialists. Sleep apnea, sleep walking and insomnia can all lead to EDS. Patients may find relief with medication, change in sleep schedules or relaxation therapies.