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Can accupuncture cause you to have hypersomnia instead of insomnia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

It depends on how the acupuncturist assessed you before doing the treatments.
If you were without sleep for a prolonged time, your body may be catching up on needed sleep. Also, medications you're taking may now be having stronger effect. There are many physicians who do acupuncture -- having knowledge and experience in both worlds. Please talk with your acupuncturist about what's going on.

In brief: It depends

It depends on how the acupuncturist assessed you before doing the treatments.
If you were without sleep for a prolonged time, your body may be catching up on needed sleep. Also, medications you're taking may now be having stronger effect. There are many physicians who do acupuncture -- having knowledge and experience in both worlds. Please talk with your acupuncturist about what's going on.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Haven't seen it.

I treat many people with post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety disorders and depression who have insomnia with acupuncture- haven't seen anyone develop hypersomnia yet.

In brief: Haven't seen it.

I treat many people with post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, anxiety disorders and depression who have insomnia with acupuncture- haven't seen anyone develop hypersomnia yet.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Hyperinsomnia

No, this is unlikely.

In brief: Hyperinsomnia

No, this is unlikely.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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