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Is it safe for me to drive if I have excessive daytime sleepiness (ESD)?

Treating the cause of your excessive daytime sleepiness (ESD) should return you to normal functioning, including driving. However, you are encouraged to discuss your symptoms with your healthcare professional and consider consulting with a sleep specialist, if appropriate. Refrain from driving until your condition has been diagnosed and effective treatment initiated. People with untreated sleep disorders have a significantly increased rate of motor vehicle accidents.

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