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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.

hy·per·som·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-som'nē-ă),
A condition in which sleep periods are excessively long, but the person responds normally in the intervals; distinguished from somnolence.
[hyper- + L. somnus, sleep]

hypersomnia

/hy·per·som·nia/ (-som´ne-ah) excessive sleeping or sleepiness.

hypersomnia

(hī′pər-sŏm′nē-ə)
n.
A condition characterized by extreme sleepiness or excessive length of sleep.

hypersomnia

[hī′pərsom′nē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + L, somnus, sleep
1 sleep of excessive depth or abnormal duration, usually caused by psychological rather than physical factors and characterized by a state of confusion on awakening.
2 extreme drowsiness, often associated with lethargy.
3 a condition characterized by periods of deep, long sleep. Compare narcolepsy.

hypersomnia

Sleep disorders Excessive or prolonged sleep, which may be associated with difficulty in awakening, staying awake or sleep drunkenness Examples Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, nocturnal myoclonus, obstructive sleep apnea, isolated sleep paralysis, central sleep apnea, idiopathic hypersomnia, respiratory muscle weakness associated sleep disorder. See Narcolepsy, Sleep-apnea syndrome, Sleep disorders. Cf REM sleep.
Hypersomnia types
Primary hypersomnia
• Hypersomnia-bulimia syndrome of Klein-Levine Characterized by semiannual bouts of hyperphagia followed by a 2-5 day 'sleep-off', seen in young ♂.
• II. Hypersomnia-sleep apnea syndrome A condition affecting obese and hypertensive middle-aged ♂, which is characterized by daytime grogginess and loud snoring; these Pts are at ↑ risk for AMI and CVAs
Secondary hypersomnia A symptom caused by focal CNS disease, eg brain tumors, especially those of the posterior hypophysis or diencephalon, encephalopathia lethargica and meningitis or systemic disease, eg hypothyroidism, trypanosomiasis

hy·per·som·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-som'nē-ă)
A condition in which sleep periods are excessively long (but the person also has recurrent daytime sleepiness); affected patients do respond, normally in the intervals; distinguished from somnolence.
[hyper- + L. somnus, sleep]

hypersomnia

Abnormally prolonged sleep from which the affected person can be aroused only with difficulty and for brief periods.

Hypersomnia

An abnormal increase of 25% or more in time spent sleeping. Patients usually have excessive daytime sleepiness.
Mentioned in: Sleep Disorders

hy·per·som·ni·a

(hī'pĕr-som'nē-ă)
A condition in which sleep periods are excessively long, but the person responds normally in the intervals.
[hyper- + L. somnus, sleep]

hypersomnia

pathologically excessive sleep or drowsiness.

Patient discussion about hypersomnia

Q. I had observed that my pain increases with less sleep and poor diet. I had observed that my pain increases with less sleep and poor diet. I tried fasting for half a day and it helped with the pain. But once I fast for the whole day and the pain aggravated. I had also observed that when I eat salads I feel good with reduced pain. So I take them every day and this has definitely helped with the pain. I want to know how come they help with the pain.

A. Any natural diet does wonders and the same can be applied here. You must also avoid all the artificial products and sweeteners. You must also reduce in tea, coffee, chocolates, alcohol, and sodas and over consumption of dairy. You must also reduce sugar in your diet. Try to have a good sleep it is the key to reduce pain.
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The most common psychological symptoms were lethargy (83%), anger and hypersomnia (74%), decreased in-home activity (71.
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