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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes extreme fatigue and excessive sleepiness?

my husband is 53 and has been experiencing extreme tiredness. It doesn t matter how much he gets for sleep he is always exhausted. He literally can sit down and within a matter of minutes will fall asleep. He is not overweight and is active all day.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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According to the history he should do a plolysomnography to exclude sleep apnea.Discuss with his doctor.

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