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do i have a sleep disorder?

I currently have intermittant cases of sleep paralysis that has occationally come with sleep hallucinations, i tend to have low energy throughout the day and feel like i can never drink enough coffee. i also have low testosterone levels. are these low testosterone levels likely an indicator a sleep condition?
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You might want to inquire about having a full sleep study to rule out sleep apnea and/or narcolepsy. The sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and daytime sleepiness are hallmarks of narcolepsy. Narcolepsy isn't just suddenly collapsing in a state of sleep. I tell you this not as a medical professional, but as a person with narcolepsy.  Best wishes.
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Your doctor is the best person to answer this, based on your med history and a physical exam.  If you have no unaddressed underlying med issues, you can improve your overall sleep using a CBT sleep training system.  It is a substance-free, permanent solution for most who use it.
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