- Q What could cause excessive daytime drowsiness?
Dr. Howard LeWine, Internal MedicineThe most common cause of excessive daytime drowsiness is sleep apnea.Sleep apnea affects about 18 million adults in the United States. It is most common among overweight men. With sleep apnea, the airway becomes blocked or breathing muscles stop moving.... Full Answer
- Q Can children develop sleep apnea?
Dr. Lynne Kenney, PsychologyYes, indeed children can develop sleep apnea. The most common kind of sleep apnea is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. It is characterized by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a... Full Answer
- Q How is sleep apnea diagnosed?
Dr. Phil Westbrook, Sleep MedicineThe diagnosis of sleep apnea starts with an examination by your doctor, who will take a history and perform a physical examination. Of course that means you have to go to your doctor and tell him your symptoms. He may ask you to fill out a questionnaire... Full Answer