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  • Falling asleep while watching tv during the day

  • Rapidly falling asleep in the middle of something

  • Sleeping too much during the day

  • Suddenly feeling extremely drowsy

  • Tend to sleep during the day

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Daytime somnolence is defined as the inability to maintain wakefulness during waking hours, resulting in unplanned periods of sleep.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Excessive sleepiness in the day

Possible causes

  • Sleep disorder

    Sleep disorders are conditions that affect the quality, timing or duration of your sleep, impacting your ability to function when you are awake. There are many types of sleep disorders, they include disturbances in the quality or quantity of sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness, abnormal behaviors that occur during sleep, sleep disorder related to a mental disorder and many more.

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

    PMS consists of both mental and physical symptoms, occurring 3-10 days before menses. Symptoms start to improve once menses begins. The cause of PMS is poorly understood, but is related to fluctuations in levels of female hormones.

  • Sleep apnea syndrome

    Sleep disorders in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. There are a number of causes including relaxation of the back of the throat and abnormal brain signaling.

  • Narcolepsy
  • Morning sickness

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you often feel sleepy, doze off or take naps in the day?

  • Do you feel you have put on weight across your whole body (not just around the tummy)?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Have you ever woken up at night because you were breathless or struggling to breathe?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure or are you taking medication for your blood pressure?

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