Hypersomnia is a medical condition which is characterized by excessive sleepiness. People with Hypersomnia have trouble staying awake during the day. These people fall asleep at anytime, for example while working, driving or eating. Symptoms are:
• Excessive sleepiness during day
• Loss of appetite
• Slow speech
• Memory problems
HOW IS HYPERSOMNIA DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would ask the patients detailed questions about their sleeping habits, such as how many hours they sleep, whether they fall asleep during the day and if they are on any medications that could cause sleepiness. Blood tests, CT scans and a sleep test also known as a polysomnography might be advised and recommend. An EEF to measure brain activity would be required.
HOW IS HYPERSOMNIA TREATED?
While narcolepsy drugs and other medication can treat Hypersomnia, but following a regular sleep pattern is the best way to treat this disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
In most cases, this is a temporary condition and can be caused because of drowsiness medications.