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How do I know if I have hypersomnia?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Sleeping too much
.. 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.

In brief: Sleeping too much
.. 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.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
In brief: Hypersomnia
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.

In brief: Hypersomnia
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.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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