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Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia: Introduction

A condition characterized by excessive sleepiness. Sufferers sleep very deep and longer than normal. They are also often confused on awakening. The condition usually occurs in adolescents or young adults. Often sufferers need to have day naps even if they have had 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep. The causes is psychological and not physical. ...more »

Symptoms of Hypersomnia

Treatments for Hypersomnia

  • Treatment is symptomatic in nature. Stimulants, such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, and modafinil, may be prescribed. Other drugs used to treat hypersomnia include clonidine, levodopa, bromocriptine, antidepressants, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors
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Causes of Hypersomnia

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Misdiagnosis and Hypersomnia

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)...read more »

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Definitions of Hypersomnia:

An inability to stay awake - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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