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Can you have insomnia and hypersomnia at the same time?

Can you have insomnia and hypersomnia at the same time?

No: Obviously you can't fall asleep and not fall asleep at the same time. But people with sleep disorders might experience these different symptoms at different times. ...Read more

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Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness is a clinical finding in which a person regularly experiences significant fatigue and a desire to sleep during the day. This can be due to sleep problems, breathing problems at night, depression, ...Read more


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Why do some depression sufferers experience insomnia while at the same time others experience hypersomnia?

Why do some depression sufferers experience insomnia while at the same time others experience hypersomnia?

Depression, Sleep: Depression affects many functions of the body including sleep. At age 30,At age 30, stressors of relationships, marriage, parenting, work and finances can cause Depression or Depression with Anxiety. Depression can cause Hypersomnia. Depression with Anxiety can cause Insomnia. Unresolved emotional conflicts cause brooding, difficulty to sleep, or waking in the middle of night. or Hypersomnia. ...Read more

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I have insomnia I stay awake anywhere from 3 to 5 days at a time but when I do sleep I sleep for about 15 to 20 hours. Is it possible for me to have insomnia and hypersomnia?

I have insomnia I stay awake anywhere from 3 to 5 days at a time but when I do sleep I sleep for about 15 to 20 hours. Is it possible for me to have insomnia and hypersomnia?

Ans: Both of these are diagnoses thus in order to gove such a diagnosis you need a complete evaluation. You are best served to see your doctor and find out why you stay up for days at a time. Very bad for your body ...Read more

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I'm suffering from persistent hypersomnia and intermittent insomnia. What can I do about this?

I'm suffering from persistent hypersomnia and intermittent insomnia. What can I do about this?

Sleep eval: There are wide array of sleep disorders. Often a good history and physical exam can guide give us a good idea. A very common problem for is sleep apnea. But other times, it can be more complicated and include restless leg syndromes or central apneas. A sleep study can be very useful. I am in marina del rey &specialize in sleep disorders - would be happy to help! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both hypersomnia and insomnia? Sometimes i sleep way too much for days. Then i can't sleep for 3-4 days. Feel anxious a lot.

Is it possible to have both hypersomnia and insomnia? Sometimes i sleep way too much for days. Then i can't sleep for 3-4 days. Feel anxious a lot.

Get evaluated: With such fluctuations in your sleep pattern, energy state and associated anxiety, your symptoms warrant a thorough evaluation by a medical doctor specialized in diseases that involve dysregulation of circadian rhythm (insomnia/hypersomnia) and arousal state (anxiety). This would be a psychiatrist:) you can locate and research psychiatrist who might work and live near you healthtap! ...Read more

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Can you have "idiopathic insomnia with physiological hypersomnia"?

Yes: It is usually anxiety predominant nightime hyperarousal, daytime lack of arousal and a secondary depression. Circadian rythm disturbance is also now recognized. You likely do not have apnea but if you snore then may need a sleep study. Effective pharmacology, if other things are ruled out, can get you feeling better, likely an anxiety problem; i can break it down for you, i treat it constantly. ...Read more

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Can accupuncture cause you to have hypersomnia instead of insomnia?

Can accupuncture cause you to have hypersomnia instead of insomnia?

It depends: It depends on how the acupuncturist assessed you before doing the treatments. If you were without sleep for a prolonged time, your body may be catching up on needed sleep. Also, medications you're taking may now be having stronger effect. There are many physicians who do acupuncture -- having knowledge and experience in both worlds. Please talk with your acupuncturist about what's going on. ...Read more

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How can you have hypersomnia with periods of insomnia?

Related issues: Usually, by hypersomnia people mean excessive daytime sleepiness (eds), which is actually a fairly common consequence of insomnia. If you are looking for help for these related conditions, the first step would be to reduce or eliminate all stimulating substances - including coffee, stimulant drugs, etc., followed by instituting good sleep hygiene habits. Ultimately a sleep study might be necessary. ...Read more

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I am on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for hypersomnia and take it as soon as i wake up, but it is causing insomnia. Will it eventually stop causing insomnia?

Sleep study?: If you are taking this for day-time somnulance then you may need a change in dose, a change to the release form of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or a different medication. However if you have not had a sleep study yet - that would be important. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Kalyn Diamond
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Hypersomnia Disorder (Definition)

Hypersomnia is the condition of excessive sleepiness. It can be due to a number of conditions, including depression, an underactive ...Read more