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A 21-year-old female asked:

What effects can hypersomnia have on your brain and body? i mean like sleeping most of the day, only being awake for maybe 2 hrs at a time.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Medication effects: Thank you for informing-Depression, Lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) Lamictal, and Seroquel. All of them can cause Hypersomnia. Using Lexapro (escitalopram) with Seroquel can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis of Sleep Disorder, Medication side effect, Depression, Psychosis, Bipolar Disorder •Side effects of Medications and interactions •Decrease dose of some medications •Therapy
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