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Are there other treatments for excessive daytime sleepiness than amphetamines
Welcome to Connect @birdbear.
I’m bringing fellow members @dawn_giacabazi @kyjeanne @jharsh @johnwburns and @gramateri into this discussion because they have written about sleep disorders in the past.
Birdbear, it would be helpful to learn more about you. What is the cause of your excessive daytime sleepiness? Have you been to a sleep disorder clinic?
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Since you are being treated for this condition you should have been made aware that modafinil or its cousin nuvigil are the first line treatments. Some clinicians prefer low dose ritalin which is presumably what you mean by “amphetamines”, possibly due to cost.
Echoing Colleen’s question: how were you diagnosed and what were you diagnosed with? EDS doesn’t exist as a distinct entity.
Hello & welcome.
I will also echo my colleagues for a little more details. Have you had a sleep study? Do you have a formal diagnose or is “Connect” your first step of defense?
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Connect is my 1st step
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No I haven’t been to a clinic & I also have bipolar suffering from depression I haven’t had a manic episode for 30years
Hi @birdbear. So many things can cause a disruption of sleep. Can be simple as not watching TV in your bedroom or not lying in bed until you are ready to fall asleep to much more complex problems. There are some things you can do to help but it is best to get the advice from sleep disorder clinic if the problem persists. I am attaching a link with some information.
Here is a link with some great tips to start with.
Sleep is Vital!! 🙂
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Birdbear, good for you for taking the first step.
As Dawn mentioned many things can trigger poor sleep at night and/or excessive sleepiness during the day. Are you sleeping poorly at night or are you sleepy during the day despite a good night’s sleep?
You may wish to consider an appointment at a reputable sleep clinic near you. Here is information about Mayo Clinic’s sleep clinic in Rochester, MN http://mayocl.in/2d9garj
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Insomnia is one of those things that can be a symptom or a root cause. In any case its implications can be far reaching with impact in multiple domains.
Exacerbation or even cause of psychiatric disease
At any rate it should be root caused and treated, the first step being seeing a sleep neurologist as Dawn and Colleen have stated. A good first step is to review how much exercise you are getting. If its low, increase it, assuming that you don’t have any risk factors making it a bad idea.
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