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Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 and Daytime Sleepiness

Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 4 and Daytime SleepinessThe symptoms of advanced kidney disease, such as CKD stage4 or stage 5, may happen very slowly and mildly and the patient may fail to notice the change. Daytime sleepiness is a good example.

Daytime Sleepiness

Daytime sleepiness means feeling tired and sleepy in which people may fail to keep the eyes open during the daytime. Sleepiness in a person is physically identified by consistent yawning and inattentive behavior. Daytime sleepiness can be a consequence of many diseases or bad living habits and it is also a physical change in patients with CKD stage 4 or Stage5.

Why Daytime Sleepiness happens in patients with advanced Kidney Disease Stage?

Sleep Deprivation

It was reported that daytime sleepiness and its causes that daytime sleepiness is in fact”a consequence of sleep deprivation”. What should be blamed for sleep deprivation in CKD sufferers?

There are 3 major causes which should be responsible for the sleep deprivation, namely restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, inadequate Dialysis clearance.

The severity of restless leg syndrome varies from patient to patient. However, because restless leg syndrome occurs when you are trying to relax or fall asleep, it can leave you feeling tired from lack of rest.

Many patients do not remember the apneas they experienced during the night. However, because their sleep is interrupted, they will often feel tired and drowsy during the day.

Dialysis is a common treatment option for patients who are in advanced kidney damage stage. A build up of waste in the blood can cause you to feel ill and uncomfortable. This could make sleeping difficult.

How to manage the daytime sleepiness in CKD stage4?

From the cause of daytime sleepiness, we can see it is the underlying kidney damage that reduces this symptoms. Thereby, it is always right to find the medical treatment which can deal with the kidney function decline. Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is suggested here for it helps repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve kidney functions.

Besides, some herbs helps improve the sleep quality at night, which are suggested to patients with CKD stage 4. If you have interest in herbs list for daytime sleepiness, you can email to

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