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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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Think I could be suffering from mild hypersomnia if I like to nap every afternoon?

Think I could be suffering from mild hypersomnia if I like to nap every afternoon?

Sleepiness: Depends on your age, in the mid fifties or so , an afternoon nap is a good recharger. Get your self screened with a good physical and depression screen availiable from your family doc. ...Read more

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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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29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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

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What are the causes of recurrent hypersomnia and the detection methods for causes pls?Thanks

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

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What is the treatment for hypersomnia?

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What is the treatment for hypersomnia?

Hypersomnia Tx: Depends on the cause. Treating the cause normally improves sleep. ...Read more

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Can anxiety alone cause hypersomnia?

Can anxiety alone cause hypersomnia?

See below: Anxiety tends to interfere with sleep. That said, an exhausted person would have hypersomnia after a while. ...Read more

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Hypersomnia Disorder (Definition)

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