Did you know that there was a name for the condition of being tired during the day? There is, and it’s called Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. It may sound silly, but it’s a very real condition for millions of Americans.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness is primarily categorized not just by tiredness, but also by things like poor memory, concentration problems, and reduced productivity. You may even experience these symptoms despite having had a full night’s sleep.

Unfortunately, EDS can be caused by an incredibly wide array of problems that it’s extremely difficult to self-diagnose. This means that it is very important to consult with your Atlanta ENT specialist before instigating any treatment plans on your own. For example, if sleep apnea is causing your EDS, only a sleep study can truly diagnose your condition. Alternately, you find that you have a mineral deficiency that would become apparent in a blood test.

If you want to find real relief from tiredness, the most safe, sure way is to make an appointment to be evaluated by your local Atlanta ENT specialist. Here at Atlanta ENT, we treat all manner of sleep-related problems, even if they aren’t directly related to your eyes, nose, or throat! That’s because we make it our business to provide excellent sleep for our patients, no matter what.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness is not as harmless as it sounds, and if you are currently suffering from it, please make an appointment with an ENT specialist before you become at risk for any more severe illnesses.

Ramie Tritt, M.D., President, Atlanta ENT