daytime snoozer (hypersomnia, narcolepsy)

...I’m so tired...I just want to sleep all the time!!!...this is not normal, I’m too tired to talk to people...depressing...I fell asleep in the theatre again, I’m telling you, this isn’t normal, I hope I didn’t snore...this is because of the autumn, this kaamos...the main thing is not to fall asleep when driving...my eyes just shut...I’m sinking, I’m sinking...my knees are weak...

My journey

Do you snooze often?

Do you want to know what causes frequent snoozing and daytime fatigue and how to control this?

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Our registration desk will ask you some simple questions and help you find a time that is most suitable for seeing a specialist: Tallinn 677 7300 Tartu 740 1755

Sleep Counsellor Reception

The sleep counsellor helps you to deal with snoozing and problems caused by daytime fatigue.

Doctor Reception

The doctor shall prescribe necessary tests and treatments. If required, the doctor will refer you to other specialists.

Procedures

In case of indications, the snoozer shall undergo a night time sleep procedure, which will be continued with a daytime procedure, if required.

Treatment Options

In order to find relief from excessive snoozing and achieve satisfactory treatment outcomes, trust and good co-operation between the centre and the patient is vital.

Do you snooze often?

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Sleep Counsellor Reception

Doctor Reception

Procedures

Treatment Options

A snoozer is characterised by

Could become sleepy during the daytime more often than he realises. This interferes with doing things where he would have to stay put. A snoozer must fight hard to stay awake. It is always easier when moving. Night time sleep might be extended. Sometimes others say that the snoozer has become sleepier, but he usually doesn’t realise this. During the daytime, snoozing can easily occur; in some cases only for a few minutes. Sometimes it is impossible to wake up if he has already fallen asleep. Uncontrollable fatigue and snoozing interfere with focusing and disrupt the daily rhythm of life. Mostly, naps provide short-term recuperation, but in some cases the person might feel even sleepier immediately after snoozing.

Snoozer’s Feeling

It might be that a positive or negative emotion triggers weakness in some body part – the tongue becomes soft, things fall, the knees become weak or they fall easily. Sometimes daytime sleepiness is accompanied by a long night time sleep, sometimes disrupted sleep and nightmares, and parasomnia instead. Sleep-wakefulness rhythm disorder could also develop. Frequent health disorders could cause mood swings, anxiety, and stress.

Sleep disorders that induce snoozing

Snoozing and daytime sleepiness are symptoms. A dominant symptom could hide several different sleep disorders. A specialist will help to discover which specific sleep disorder bothers you. Excessive snoozing and daytime sleepiness could indicate one of the following sleep disorders from the list:

  • central hypersomnia
  • narcolepsy
  • recurring hypersomnia
  • idiopathic hypersomnia with long bedtime
  • idiopathic hypersomnia without long bedtime
  • behavioural insufficient sleep syndrome
  • hypersomnia related to a health disorder
  • hypersomnia related to using substances
  • hypersomnia related to using medicine
  • hypersomnia not related to a substance or a disorder
  • physiological (organic) hypersomnia.

About the Treatment in General

In order to find relief from excessive snoozing, the specialist shall offer a choice of appropriate treatment options after identifying the patient’s problem and reasons. At the beginning of treatment, required procedures shall be performed and the patient shall be introduced to treatment principles in detail. During future visits, the progress of treatment is monitored and the patient is counselled regarding possible questions.

Possible treatment methods

  • Timing sleep
  • Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy
  • Behavioural and cognitive techniques that improve the quality of life and sleep hygiene
  • Pharmacotherapy