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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

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

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]

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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Idiopathic hypersomnia with or without long sleep time
About half of those initially reporting insomnia and two-thirds of those with hypersomnia had a psychiatric disorder at that time or one year later, compared with approximately one-quarter of those without a sleep complaint, Ford and Kamerow report in the Sept.
G's rapid onset of confusion, hypersomnia, and emotional dysregulation, our differential diagnosis included delirium of unclear etiology, substance intoxication, autoimmune encephalitis, viral meningitis, heavy metal intoxication, primary psychotic disorder, and KLS.
there is no identifiable cause of hypersomnia, and treatment focuses on improving quality of life.
On the sixth day of hospitalization under the previous treatment strategy a severe hypersomnia attack was observed.
Another study showed that apart from mood reactivity, the incidences of significant weight gain or increase in appetite, hypersomnia, leaden paralysis and a long-standing pattern of interpersonal rejection sensitivity among individuals with BD were higher than those of individuals with MDD; the results of hypersomnia and a long-standing pattern of interpersonal rejection sensitivity reached statistical differences.
(%) Back pain (48) 47 (97.9) 1 (2.1) Joint pain (48) 44 (91.7) 4 (8.3) Fatigue (70) 59 (84.3) 11 (15.7) Headache (89) 86 (96.6) 3 (3.4) Hypersomnia (45) 40 (88.9) 5 (11.1) Others (22)* 15 (68.2) 7(31.8) * Fever, dizziness, irritable bowel syndrome, gout, bronchial asthma, and hyperlipidemia.
There are no specific symptoms of CNS involvement in DM1, and the main presentation is hypersomnia and apathy.
In general, the consiousness-related problems resolve favorably within a matter of hours to days, although the hypersomnia can last considerably longer.
Since Amyloban 3399 can increase alertness, its possible effect on people with hypersomnia was studied.
Additionally, it is not associated with rebound hypersomnia, and limited preclinical data suggest that it may have lower potential for abuse than traditional stimulants, he said.
A study-specific clinical profile sheet was designed for recording patients' medication status (drug-naive or not), alcohol and other drug dependence history (as per ICD-10), sexual dysfunction prior to onset of depression, presence and type of sexual dysfunction due to depression, presence and type of atypical features of depression (weight gain, increased appetite, leaden paralysis, hypersomnia or interpersonal rejection sensitivity), as well as type of physical morbidity and treatment prescribed.