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Kidney Disease and Excessive Sleepiness

2014-11-08 07:34

Kidney Disease and Excessive SleepinessAre you also bothered by excessive sleepiness due to kidney disease? Then you are not alone, since this problem is very common among kidney disease patients. Today, I will explain to you why that happens and would like to give you a general guidance about management of this issue. Any questions, please email to me (

Causes of excessive sleepiness in kidney disease

● Fatigue. You might feel tired all the time, even after a light work. This condition is always ignored since there are so many other factors that can cause fatigue. However, kidney disease patients are easy to get this problem because of some digestive issues and low-protein diet. When you feel fatigue, you want to sleep and even excessive sleepiness.

● Other sleep disorders. Another underlying sleep disorder, such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, idiopathic hypersomnia or restless legs syndrome can also lead to excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).

● Nerve damage. Excessive sleepiness belong to nerve problems. Impaired kidneys fail to filter wastes and toxins adequately, leaving high harmful substances build up in the body and damage nerves. As a result, the nervous disorder cause excessive sleepiness.

Management of excessive sleepiness in kidney disease


This therapy, belonging to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), has been used for relieving pain, digestive problems, muscle cramps, weight loss, headache, sleep disorder, or spiritual pressure, and so on.

This therapy should be applied by professional acupuncturist. By combing this therapy with TCM, it has significantly curative effect on on treating kidney disease.

Blood Pollution Therapy

As mentioned above, toxin accumulation in the body is also one of the causes of excessive sleepiness. Blood Pollution Therapy is to purify the blood by different methods such as hemopurification, plasma exchange, hemoperfusion, and so on. During each step, the doctor may use different Chinese herbs, based on your own condition.

As long as the wastes and toxins can be eliminated, blood circulation will be improved. Gradually, all the symptoms can be relieved effectively.

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