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Can you have insomnia and hypersomnia at the same time?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Matthew Goren
Dr. Matthew Goren
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes!

I have had many patients who reported having trouble falling asleep during the night, but also stated they slept a lot during the day.
This type of insomnia/ hypersomnia combo is circadian in nature and typically common among sedentary patients with little sun exposure, and those with excesive caffeine use, anxiety, or irregular sleep-wake schedules.

In brief: Yes!

I have had many patients who reported having trouble falling asleep during the night, but also stated they slept a lot during the day.
This type of insomnia/ hypersomnia combo is circadian in nature and typically common among sedentary patients with little sun exposure, and those with excesive caffeine use, anxiety, or irregular sleep-wake schedules.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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