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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

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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Is it possible to miss work from hypersomnia?

Is it possible to miss work from hypersomnia?

Hypersomnia: Hypersomnia if it causes excessive distress, and not being able to function personally, socially and work then you may be eligible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypersomnia in a 18 month old?

What to do if I have hypersomnia in a 18 month old?

Why?: Why do you think your son/daughter has hypersomnia? He/she is very young and children have varying sleep needs at this age. ...Read more

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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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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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I'm always tired. Should I get tested for hypersomnia to count as disability?

I'm always tired. Should I get tested for hypersomnia to count as disability?

Hypersomnia: Hypersomnia is a symptom. Some causes of excess sleep could be classified as disability, such as chronic illnesses. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia. Adderal is not consistently effective. Why? Is there something else more effective?

I have been diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia. Adderal is not consistently effective. Why? Is there something else more effective?

Right for you: The most effectiveedicstion is the one that works for you. Every human is truly an individual. Talk with your doctor about how the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is working for you. We are here to help you. ...Read more

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My normal sleep hour were 8, now needing at least 10 hrs to function, is this hypersomnia, or has my body changed wid age or is need for 10 hrs normal ?

My normal sleep hour were 8, now needing at least 10 hrs to function, is this hypersomnia, or has my body changed wid age or is need for 10 hrs normal ?

Hypersomnia: This change makes me wonder about the possibility that you might be either taking a medication that is causing you to sleep more, or that you have a sleep disorder that is interrupting your sleep, or that you have a mild form of depression, or possibly some other medical condition. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Ssri (Definition)

A class of drugs, such as fluoxetine or sertraline, that inhibit the uptake of serotonin and are primarily used in the treatment of depression ...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