Regular 9 hours sleep, yet struggle to keep eyes open?!
Patient :Hi. I've been sleeping a solid 8-10 hours a day for a few weeks. I don't do much (any) physical activity. I don't eat too much, in fact maybe a little less than I should (150lb 6ft male), simply don't have the greatest appetite. I'm struggling with waking up in the morning. 1 coffee at 6h30, another at 10:00 am, yet I fight huge sleep urges every 15min. Around 3-4 pm, I finally awake. I'm going to get fired if I keep this up. Never diagnosed diabetic or anything, but I do tend to pass out after a heavy meal, which I don't take part in very often. Ex-smoker struggling to remain ex. (quit for at least a year on 4 separate occasions). Still take nicotine though.. 30 years old. Light financial and marriage stress. Yes, have abused green substances in younger days. This is crazy. What's going on doc?
Symptoms: Major sleepiness, lethargy and lazyness from waking till sunset
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