A member asked:

How can i overcome hypersomnia caused by gabapentin? am needing 10 hours sleep per night minimum and still need caffeine in morning to function

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Alon Seifan answered

Specializes in Neurology

Lower the dose: Gabapentin is one of the only medications in the world that is known to improve sleep quality. Most sleeping pills put people to sleep, but reduce the amounts of quality sleep. So what you are experiencing is not the worst thing in the world, because it's good sleep you're getting. Lowering the dose, with your doctor's permission, should help.

Answered 5/21/2016


Dr. Ravi Chand answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Gabapentin: Gabapentin or Neurontin (gabapentin) can cause sleepines and weight gain, sometimes it goes away sometimes it doesnt.

Answered 5/21/2016



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