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Hypersomnia Symptoms, Remedies and Causes

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What is Hypersomnia? Definition
What is Hypersomnia? The Definition of Hypersomnia: It is Excessive sleepiness during normal waking hours, an inability to stay awake. People experiencing hypersomnia often experience prolonged amounts of night-time sleep and often have problems waking up in the morning.

After sleep they do not feel refreshed. The condition is often first recognised in teenagers.

Alternative Names for Hypersomnia?
Other names or references to Hypersomnia include:

  • Somnolence
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Dyssomnia
  • Sleeplessness
  • Wakefulness

Hypersomnia Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Hypersomnia? What are the effects? The symptoms include the following:

  • Drowsiness
  • Daytime fatigue - frequent naps during the day
  • Reduction in memory
  • Reduced mental performance and control
  • Reduced awareness
  • Mood Changes
  • Shaking or Tremors
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Low energy levels
  • Slurred speech
  • Weight loss/gain
  • Constant yawning
  • Hallucinations

Hypersomnia Causes
What are the causes of Hypersomnia? The causes of Hypersomnia may include the following:

  • Hypersomnia can also be a symptom of other sleep disorders
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Drug and/or alcohol abuse
  • Medical conditions including MS, Depression, Obesity and Epilepsy
  • A genetic predisposition to hypersomnia

Hypersomnia Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Hypersomnia? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Hypersomnia Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

  • Mild cases require no treatment
  • Herbal / Alternative treatments - Ginseng, Lavender oil, Valerian
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Prescribed medication includes the following drug treatments:
    • Modafinil (Provigil)
    • gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid (Xyrem)
    • Ritalin
    • Dexedrine
    • Adderall
    • Desoxyn
    • Cylert

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Hypersomnia is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Hypersomnia or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

Hypersomnia can also be a symptom of other sleeping disorders such as:

sleep deprivation
narcolepsy
sleep apnea
restless legs syndrome (RLS)
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream Interpretation.org.uk disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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