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190 Possible Causes for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Slurred Speech

  • Acromegaly

    Seven (5 with an AHI 10 and 2 with an AHI 10) reported excessive daytime sleepiness with Epworth scores greater than 10 (41.2%).[archbronconeumol.org] Symptoms of low blood sugar may include dizziness or lightheadedness, sweating, confusion, headache, blurred vision, slurred speech, shakiness, fast heartbeat, irritability[acromegaly.somatulinedepot.com]

  • Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndrome

    A subjective sense of clumsiness, slurred speech, weakness, and muscle twitches are reported prior to the attack.[symptoma.com] daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in subjects with narcolepsy.[clinicaltrials.gov] Slurred speech and visual symptoms such as blurred vision or diplopia may be experienced. Hearing, awareness and consciousness are intact.[patient.info]

  • Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy is a chronic, neurological sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy and abnormal REM sleep.[stanfordhealthcare.org] It may lead to slurred speech and buckling knees, or in more severe cases complete paralysis.[sleepeducation.org] It can cause symptoms ranging from slurred speech to total body collapse, depending on the muscles involved, and is often triggered by intense emotions such as surprise, laughter[webmd.com]

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is one of the most common sleep abnormalities in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), yet its multifactorial etiology complicates its[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Difficulty in talking is evident with slurred speech. Diagnosis No laboratory tests help in diagnosing the condition.[symptoma.com] Some of the common sleep problems for Parkinson’s patients include: Insomnia Excessive daytime sleepiness Nightmares Sleep attacks (a sudden involuntary episode of sleep)[sleepfoundation.org]

  • Barbiturate

    Antinarcoleptics These drugs may be used to improve daytime wakefulness and to control excessive daytime sleepiness and loss of muscle control in people with narcolepsy .[rxlist.com] If your loved one has inappropriately used barbiturates, he or she may display poor judgment, slow speech, and slurred speech.[lasencinashospital.com] But large doses will cause problems such as slurred speech, lack of co-ordination, anger and difficulty remaining awake. However dependence can occur over time.[medic8.com]

  • Alcohol Abuse

    We also know that excessive daytime sleepiness, resulting from a lack of sleep, is linked to impaired social and occupational function, memory deficits, and risk of having[verywell.com] speech Motor impairment Confusion Memory problems Concentration problems Alcohol poisoning Breathing problems Car crashes and other accidents Risky behavior Violent behavior[itmattersks.org] These effects can include: Reduced inhibitions Slurred speech Motor impairment Confusion Memory problems Concentration problems Coma Breathing problems Death Other risks of[niaaa.nih.gov]

  • Hypersomnia

    Narcolepsy is a chronic, neurological sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy and abnormal REM sleep.[stanfordhealthcare.org] speech Sometimes, after waking up from a long sleep, the individual feels irritable and disoriented.[dovemed.com] It can cause symptoms ranging from slurred speech to total body collapse, depending on the muscles involved, and is often triggered by intense emotions such as surprise, laughter[m.webmd.com]

  • Huntington's Disease

    In the HD group, sleep quality was significantly more impaired (PSQI 5) (p 0.016) with more excessive daytime sleepiness (ESS 9) (p 0.001) than in the control group.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We present a 47-year-old male Botswana native, with a four-year-history of chorea, slurred speech, mood instability, cognitive impairment and weight loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] People with HD also develop impaired coordination, slurred speech, and difficulty feeding and swallowing. HD typically begins between ages 30 and 50.[ninds.nih.gov]

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    speech Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs Dilated eye pupils Health care professionals use a neurological exam and imaging tests to assess TBI.[medlineplus.gov] We report on a patient who developed aggravation of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) concurrent with aggravation of an injured ascending reticular activating system (ARAS[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.[ninds.nih.gov]

  • ROHHAD Syndrome

    We present a 7-year-old girl with ROHHAD who displayed the classic features of narcolepsy with cataplexy: excessive daytime sleepiness with daytime naps, visual hallucinations[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] speech, suggestive of secondary narcolepsy and cataplexy.[pediatricneurologybriefs.com] Show More Conflict of Interest: None declared. 5 November 2013 Components of excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with rapid-onset obesity with hypothalamic dysfunction[pediatrics.aappublications.org]

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