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Can you have "idiopathic insomnia with physiological hypersomnia"?
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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Chevies Newman
Dr. Chevies Newman
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
In brief: Insomnia
Yes.
Oftentimes insomnia can cause or be effect of hypersomnia conditions. Caution because idiopathic insomnia is very rare and may be the effect of another underlying sleep disorder specifically if hypersomnia is present. If concerned please contact your pcp or sleep specialist because formal testing can be very helpful to weed this out and is generally not done in people with only insomnia.

In brief: Insomnia
Yes.
Oftentimes insomnia can cause or be effect of hypersomnia conditions. Caution because idiopathic insomnia is very rare and may be the effect of another underlying sleep disorder specifically if hypersomnia is present. If concerned please contact your pcp or sleep specialist because formal testing can be very helpful to weed this out and is generally not done in people with only insomnia.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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