A member asked:

If a sleep neroligist diagnoses idiopathic hypersomnia from sleep study, what would be the likely prognosis? is there anything to make it better?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gamal Boutros answered

Specializes in Neurology

Hypersomnia: There is criteria to classify different hypersomnia--- if narcolepsy and similar condition ruled out, you can be DX idiopathic hypersomnia, respond good to treatment , Ritalin (methylphenidate) better than provigil j clin sleep med. 2009 dec 15;5(6):562-8. Idiopathic hypersomnia: clinical features and response to treatment.

Answered 12/21/2016

5.9k views

Thank
Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Good. Yes: Idiopathic hypersomnia is thought to be a neurological disorder characterized primarily by excessive daytime sleepiness. The most common treatments for excessive sleepiness are stimulant medications. However, these drugs are not a substitute for sleep. People with idiopathic hypersomnia often must allow more time in their schedules for sleep than most people, even while using such medications.

Answered 12/21/2016

853 views

Thank

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question