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Idiopathic hypersomnia

Idiopathic hypersomnia: Introduction

Idiopathic hypersomnia: A sleep disorder involving excessive sleep at night as well as excessive daytime sleepiness without any obvious cause. There are two subtypes of the condition: polysymptomatic cases involve excessive sleep during the night and day whereas monosymptomatic involves normal sleep during the night but excessive daytime sleepiness and need for day naps. Symptoms must continue for more than three months for a confirmed diagnosis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Idiopathic hypersomnia is available below.

Symptoms of Idiopathic hypersomnia

Treatments for Idiopathic hypersomnia

  • There is no cure but certain measures may improve symptoms:
  • Lifestyle modifications - maintain regular sleep time, avoid driving when tired, avoid alcohol and medications which can exacerbate sleep problems.
  • Medications e.g. Modanafil - may be used to alleviate sleepiness during the day.
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Idiopathic hypersomnia?

Idiopathic hypersomnia: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Idiopathic hypersomnia:

  • Impaired ability to function in a relationship
  • Impaired ability to function at school
  • Impaired ability to operate machinery
  • Impaired ability to function at work
  • more complications...»

Causes of Idiopathic hypersomnia

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Less Common Symptoms of Idiopathic hypersomnia

Misdiagnosis and Idiopathic hypersomnia

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Idiopathic hypersomnia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Idiopathic hypersomnia: Animations

Prognosis for Idiopathic hypersomnia

Prognosis for Idiopathic hypersomnia: Some cases may persist throughout life.

Statistics for Idiopathic hypersomnia

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Definitions of Idiopathic hypersomnia:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Idiopathic hypersomnia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Related Idiopathic hypersomnia Info

More information about Idiopathic hypersomnia

  1. Idiopathic hypersomnia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis
 

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