Hypersomnia

Common Name(s)

Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia is characterized by excessive tiredness and difficulty staying awake during the day. Narcolepsy or sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, being overweight, substance abuse, head injuries, mental or neurological (nervous system) diseases, certain medications, or genetics can cause hypersomnia. About 40% of the population shows some symptoms of hypersomnia from time to time. Your doctor can diagnose this condition by talking with you about your sleep habits or using tests such as blood tests, CT scans, or a sleep test. Hypersomnia can be treated with prescribed stimulants or antidepressants, or by lifestyle changes such as avoiding alcohol and medications that cause drowsiness and going to bed early.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Hypersomnia" returned 70 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A young boy with periodic strange behavior and hypersomnia: Kleine-Levin syndrome].
 

Author(s): F Dauwe, L Imeraj, K Dhondt

Journal: Tijdschr Psychiatr. ;59(9):564-568.

 

Kleine-Levin syndrome is a rare neuro-psychiatric disease. Most of the young patients are males who present with hypersomnia, cognitive dysfunction, altered perception, eating disorder (e.g. hyperphagia) or disinhibited behaviour (e.g. hypersexuality). Psychiatric symptoms such as ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Hypersomnia and cognitive impairment in a patient with bipolar disorder - a case report.
 

Author(s): Katarzyna Szaulińska, Anna Antosik-Wójcińska, Ewa Paszkowska, Łukasz Święcicki, Marek Jarema, Adam Wichniak

Journal: Psychiatr. Pol.. 2017 Jun;51(3):483-494.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common clinical problem that can have serious health consequences and complicate the course of mental disorders. It is estimated that the prevalence of sleep apnea in patients with bipolar disorder can be 21-47.5%. Some symptoms of OSA are the same ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder show different slow wave activity dynamics.
 

Author(s): Ewa Walacik-Ufnal, Anna Justyna Piotrowska, Dorota Wołyńczyk-Gmaj, Piotr Januszko, Bartłomiej Gmaj, Marcin Ufnal, Marek Kabat, Marcin Wojnar

Journal: Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2017 ;77(2):147-156.

 

The aim of the study was to compare electrophysiological parameters of night sleep in narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder. Fortyfour patients: 15 with narcolepsy type 1, 14 with hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder and 15 age- and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Hypersomnia" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Idiopathic Hypersomnia.
 

Author(s): Lynn Marie Trotti

Journal: Sleep Med Clin. 2017 Sep;12(3):331-344.

 

Idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) is a chronic neurologic disorder of daytime sleepiness, accompanied by long sleep times, unrefreshing sleep, difficulty in awakening, cognitive dysfunction, and autonomic symptoms. The cause is unknown; a genetic predisposition is suggested. Autonomic, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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IL-1β and BDNF are associated with improvement in hypersomnia but not insomnia following exercise in major depressive disorder.
 

Author(s): C D Rethorst, T L Greer, M S P Toups, I Bernstein, T J Carmody, M H Trivedi

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Given the role of sleep in the development and treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), it is becoming increasingly clear that elucidation of the biological mechanisms underlying sleep disturbances in MDD is crucial to improve treatment outcomes. Sleep disturbances are varied ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence: Focus on the Narcolepsies and Idiopathic Hypersomnia.
 

Author(s): Zeeshan Khan, Lynn Marie Trotti

Journal: Chest. 2015 Jul;148(1):262-273.

 

The central disorders of hypersomnolence are characterized by severe daytime sleepiness, which is present despite normal quality and timing of nocturnal sleep. Recent reclassification distinguishes three main subtypes: narcolepsy type 1, narcolepsy type 2, and idiopathic hypersomnia ...

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Sodium Oxybate in Idiopathic Hypersomnia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Idiopathic Hypersomnia

 

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2018

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Last Updated: 8 Sep 2017

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