hypersomnolence


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hypersomnia

 [hi″per-som´ne-ah]
excessive sleeping or sleepiness, as in any of a group of sleep disorders.
primary hypersomnia a dyssomnia consisting of persistent excessive sleepiness and sleeping, with prolonged sleep episodes or regularly occurring voluntary or involuntary napping, but not due to any other physical or psychological condition.

hypersomnolence

/hy·per·som·no·lence/ (-som´no-lens) hypersomnia.
Excessive sleeping

hypersomnolence

Sleep, sleep, much, much
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Their hypersomnolence was primarily the result of sleep fragmentation caused by SDB.
6] Approximately 4% of men and 2% of women in that age range have full-blown OSAS, the syndrome being defined by OSA that causes hypersomnolence.
The MSLT measures a patient's propensity towards sleep or hypersomnolence.
It can also be employed when evaluating the complaint of hypersomnolence prior to the initiation of therapy for a sleep disorder.
20,21] The presence of daytime hypersomnolence that interferes with activity, apnea, or witnessed choking [22,23] and obesity [24] are sensitive indicators of sleep disturbance, but observations suggest that the sleep history is sought infrequently.
A sleep history was counted if the house officers or medical students noted the presence or absence of insomnia, snoring, not breathing (witnessed apnea), nocturnal choking, nonrestorative sleep, excessive daytime hypersomnolence, and sleep symptoms interfering with daily function, as well as any other reference to sleep.
Sleep restriction is contraindicated in patients with histories of bipolar disorder, seizures, or untreated hypersomnolence as it may aggravate these conditions.
1] Beginning at middle age, OSAS can cause episodes of "near miss" death from circulatory disturbances [2] in addition to traffic and other accidents as a result of hypersomnolence.