Excessive Sleepiness: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

How to Treat Restless Leg Syndrome

Your doctor may recommend several lifestyle adjustments if the condition is not severe. The lifestyle changes include:

  • Adopting good sleeping habits
  • Exercising regularly
  • Staying away from smoking

Your doctor will prescribe drugs to control your dopamine and iron levels if the condition is severe.


Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that makes you sleep suddenly and at abnormal places or times. If you have this condition, you may experience severe and consistent sleepiness during the day. You may experience one or more of these symptoms if you have narcolepsy:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sleep paralysis [4]
  • Hallucinations

How to Treat Narcolepsy

Your doctor will recommend stimulant drugs to help you stay awake. You may also receive antidepressant drugs to help manage hallucinations and episodes of sleep paralysis. It would help if you sleep well during the day to help manage the symptoms.