THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FATIGUE AND E.D.S.
Everyone feels fatigued from time to time during the day, but excessive daytime sleepiness is different. Excessive daytime sleepiness—or EDS—is a recognized symptom of narcolepsy and can have a significant impact on sufferers’ abilities to work, attend school, and take part in their usual day-to-day activities. If you suffer from Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, you may need a sleep test in order to discover the cause.
Understanding Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
EDS is overwhelming sleepiness that comes on suddenly, regardless of how much sleep the sufferer has gotten. Typically, the symptom, which is sometimes called a sleep attack, occurs without warning and without any clear cause. When EDS occurs, sufferers may fall asleep without being able to control or stop it. When the sleep attack is over, the sufferer then feels a typical level of wakefulness. EDS is one of the most common symptoms of narcolepsy and easily one of the most disruptive.
If you are experiencing symptoms of EDS, or suspect you may have another sleep disorder, reach out to us at Sleep Dynamics. We can schedule an appointment and begin to pinpoint the cause of your problems. To schedule a sleep test in New Jersey, please call (848) 217-0240.