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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. 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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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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Dx'ed w/ narcolepsy/hypersomnia, have a substance abuse history pre-diagnosis. Provigil and nuvigil don't help eds. What else to try before amphetamines?

Dx'ed w/ narcolepsy/hypersomnia, have a substance abuse history pre-diagnosis. Provigil and nuvigil don't help eds.  What else to try before amphetamines?

Xyrem: Talk to your sleep specialist about xyrem (sodium oxybate = http://www.Xyrem.Com/) which is tightly controlled for cataplexy, narcolepsy & excessive daytime sleepiness (eds). Do some research on this drug (http://goo.Gl/djex1d & http://www.Fda.Gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm332029.Htm). Do not take this drug (xyrem) w/alcohol (you don't drink) or any other drug that affects breathing. ...Read more

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If a sleep neroligist diagnoses idiopathic hypersomnia from sleep study, what would be the likely prognosis? Is there anything to make it better?

If a sleep neroligist diagnoses idiopathic hypersomnia from sleep study, what would be the likely prognosis?  Is there anything to make it better?

Hypersomnia: There is criteria to classify different hypersomnia--- if narcolepsy and similar condition ruled out, you can be DX idiopathic hypersomnia, respond good to treatment , Ritalin (methylphenidate) better than provigil j clin sleep med. 2009 dec 15;5(6):562-8. Idiopathic hypersomnia: clinical features and response to treatment. ...Read more

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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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How can restless leg syndrome cause hypersomnia?

RLS: Rls can cause insomnia, or it can cause frequent minor waking up spells and non restorative sleep. ...Read more

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Sleep study showed arousal 36 times per hour. Treated for ptsd with remeron (mirtazapine) and prozasin. Should i be on stimulant during the day for hypersomnia?

Sleep study showed arousal 36 times per hour.  Treated for ptsd with remeron (mirtazapine) and prozasin. Should i be on stimulant during the day for hypersomnia?

Can't tell with info: Unfortunately, the number of arousals does not correlate with the degree of sleepiness. Arousals are not the same as awakenings. Therefore with the information you've given me i cannot tell you whether you should be on any type of medication for hypersomnolence. That is something that you will have to discuss with your sleep physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Where do I go for a hypersomnia treatment?

Hypersomnia.: I would suggest you start with your family physician. You can get a sense if you are excessively sleepy, by completing an epworth sleepiness scale which you can get online. Take this with you to your doctor. He/she can determine if a referral to a sleep specialist would be indicated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypersomnia?

Hypersomnia: Is excess sleep beyond normal daily requirement. ...Read more

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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