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A 38-year-old female 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

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 years experience
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.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Gabapentin: Gabapentin or Neurontin (gabapentin) can cause sleepines and weight gain, sometimes it goes away sometimes it doesnt.

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Last updated May 21, 2016

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