Hypersomnia

Excessive sleepiness where one has trouble staying awake during the day, can fall asleep at anytime, has lack of energy, and has trouble thinking clearly.

Causes include narcolepsy, sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, weight gain, drug or alcohol abuse, head injury, neurological disease (such as multiple sclerosis), prescription drugs (tranquilizers), or genetics.

Treatment

  • Stimulants

  • Antidepressants

  • Provigil, Xyrem, etc.

  • CPAP

  • Sleep Hygiene

  • Elimination of alcohol and caffiene

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