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hypersomnia disorder

A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Sleeping too much: Idiopathic hypersomnia defines a condition in which a person may sleep too much without a known cause.
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Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Too sleepy: The words mean we do not know why you are so sleepy.
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Dr. Ravi Chand
26 years experience Psychiatry
Idiopathic Hypersomn: May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Hypersomnia: The term idiopathic refers to unknown causes.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sleeping too much: Hypersomnia... Too much sleep. An average night sleep can vary but will be between 6-8 hours/night. The best way to know if you have hypersomnia is to ... Read More
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Dr. Ravi Chand
26 years experience Psychiatry
Hypersomnia: May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Multiple causes: There are multiple possible causes of hypersomnia, and your doctor would be able to help discern what applies in your case. Could be sleep disorders ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Hypersomnia: Is excess sleep beyond normal daily requirement.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
See a sleep spec: Intermittent hypersomnia describes uncontrollable sleepiness (sleep attacks) for unclear reason. You would want to rule out any number of conditions ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
39 years experience Psychiatry
Stimulants: Primary or idiopathic hypersomnia is treated with stimulants such as the ones used for the treatment of ADD as well as other meds like Nuvigil ,
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Many: Any of the psychostimulants: Adderall, Methylphenadate, Dexedrene, Vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) Stratttera or Nuvigil or Provigil.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
See your physician: For evaluation. Sometimes a sleep medicine consultation ; sleep study may be indicated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Haupt
49 years experience Psychiatry
It Is a symptom: Hypersomnia (sleeping too much) is itself a symptom of many illnesses ranging from depression to under active thyroid, anemia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea ... Read More
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