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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
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Hypersomnia Disorder (Overview)

The condition of excessive sleepiness. It can be due to a number of conditions, including depression, an underactive thyroid, or metabolic problems.


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What is idiopathic hypersomnia?

What is idiopathic hypersomnia?

Sleeping too much: Idiopathic hypersomnia defines a condition in which a person may sleep too much without a known cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
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Hypersomnia Disorder (Overview)

The condition of excessive sleepiness. It can be due to a number of conditions, including depression, an underactive thyroid, or metabolic problems.


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What causes idiopathic hypersomnia?

What causes idiopathic hypersomnia?

IdiopathicHypersomni: 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 inertia common. Need help waking up. • mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems. • prevalence ~1: 20, 000 • onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25% • CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be. ...Read more

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Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Checklist)

See a psychiatrist
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Engage in cognitive behavioral therapy
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Make sure OCD is not a possible side effects of your medications
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How do I know if I have hypersomnia?

How do I know if I have hypersomnia?

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 keep a sleep log. There can can be variations of normal. If you find that you are above the normal range, see a sleep specialist ( usually a pulmonary doctor) in your area to discuss. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of hypersomnia?

Hypersomnia: Could be primary or cause unknown could be secondary due to sleep apnea narcolepsy plms rls etc. ...Read more

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Intermittent hypersomnia, what can I do?

See a sleep spec: Intermittent hypersomnia describes uncontrollable sleepiness (sleep attacks) for unclear reason. You would want to rule out any number of conditions that could contribute. ...Read more

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
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Living with Manic Depressive Disorder (Checklist)

Keep a crisis list with doctor and family phone numbers
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What medications are good for hypersomnia?

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 , ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Parenting a Child with a Learning Disorder (Checklist)

Request a full psychological evaluation for your child
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Make sure evaluations are updated
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Meet with a psychologist
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Join Spec ED Parents Organization
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What to do if I have the problem of hypersomnia?

See your physician: For evaluation. Sometimes a sleep medicine consultation ; sleep study may be indicated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that accompany hypersomnia?

What are the symptoms that accompany hypersomnia?

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, anemia, and many others. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis Dr. Lewis
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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder (Checklist)

Maintain cognitive therapy for supportive feedback
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Exercise to reduce stress and increase endorphins
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Avoid alcohol to reduce anxiety and depression
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I am suffering from hypersomnia..... What should I do?

I am suffering from hypersomnia..... What should I do?

Sleepiness: Please do a sleep study to rule sleep apnea or sleep related disorders also rule out depresssion also rule out medical causes as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hypersomnia?

Sleeping too much.: Normal sleep is between six and ten hours in a 24 hour cycle. With age, the period of sleep typically lessens. Youth need more sleep, particularly babies and teenagers. Studies suggest that regularly sleeping less than six and more than ten hours correlates with shortened lifespans. If this is your case, see your MD, for starters (and do some research). ...Read more

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Living with Bipolar Disorder (Checklist)

Take your medications
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Balance work and play
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Know your limits
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Visit your doctors regularly
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Do I suffer from hypersomnia if I can't get out of bed in the mornings?

Sleep inertia: No you do not suffer from hypersomnia if you have a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning. Hypersomnia is just the medical terminology for a state of excessive sleepiness and is not a diagnostic term. It is actually normal to have a difficult time getting out of bed in the am and to feel sluggish for the first 30-45 minutes. This is known as sleep inertia. ...Read more

Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when ...Read more