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Causes Of Hypersomnia
See sleep specialist: Hypersomnia can be caused by other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It can also caused by dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system as well as drug or alcohol abuse, brain injuries, head trauma, brain tumors, or physical problems can also cause hypersomnia. Obesity, epilepsy, encephalitis, or multiple sclerosis can cause hypersomnia as well. Please see a sleep doctor for workup. ...Read more
Resource hogs: Emotional and mental disorders are the gas guzzlers of the body's systems. OCD can be one of the worst - so you might be generally exhausted. Also, if you (fortunately) don't suffer nightmares, sleep might be a refuge from the bullying that OCD can do. I'd prefer to phrase it that your response to OCD symptoms cause it - not OCD (as if IT was more than a diagnostic term.) A specialist CBT may help ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the possible causes of recurrent hypersomnia?Ie sleeping more then 8 hrs per night[up to 10 to 12 hrs and possible cure, blood tests were ok
Can a blast (brain)injury cause hypersomnia? How can we figure out what's the issue when my fiancé can't complete an mslt?
Yes: An injury to the brain causes damage to the structure and normal mechanisms of the brain. This causes an energy mismatch as the brain struggles to perform daily activities while also pulling from the same pool of energy to heal. You should have her rest- physically and cognitively- no cell phone, tv etc- and get evaluated by a health care professional trained in concussion/brain injury management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I complained of hypersomnia, one dr says cut out junk carbs, caffeine, how can caffeine cause hypersomnia, i take that during day to combat fatigue?
But why...?: The question is why do you need such measures to fight fatigue. Your doc is right to suggest limiting junk and caffeine but consider that they may be masking an underlying problem...Like sleep apnea or atypical depression or adhd or a thyroid condition. Best to get common causes of hypersomnia ruled out before embarking on a healthier journey. ...Read more
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