Hypersomnia

Common Name(s)

Hypersomnia

Hypersomnia is characterized by excessive tiredness and difficulty staying awake during the day. Narcolepsy or sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, being overweight, substance abuse, head injuries, mental or neurological (nervous system) diseases, certain medications, or genetics can cause hypersomnia. About 40% of the population shows some symptoms of hypersomnia from time to time. Your doctor can diagnose this condition by talking with you about your sleep habits or using tests such as blood tests, CT scans, or a sleep test. Hypersomnia can be treated with prescribed stimulants or antidepressants, or by lifestyle changes such as avoiding alcohol and medications that cause drowsiness and going to bed early.

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The terms "Hypersomnia" returned 65 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hypersomnia and cognitive impairment in a patient with bipolar disorder - a case report.
 

Author(s): Katarzyna Szaulińska, Anna Antosik-Wójcińska, Ewa Paszkowska, Łukasz Święcicki, Marek Jarema, Adam Wichniak

Journal: Psychiatr. Pol.. 2017 Jun;51(3):483-494.

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common clinical problem that can have serious health consequences and complicate the course of mental disorders. It is estimated that the prevalence of sleep apnea in patients with bipolar disorder can be 21-47.5%. Some symptoms of OSA are the same ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder show different slow wave activity dynamics.
 

Author(s): Ewa Walacik-Ufnal, Anna Justyna Piotrowska, Dorota Wołyńczyk-Gmaj, Piotr Januszko, Bartłomiej Gmaj, Marcin Ufnal, Marek Kabat, Marcin Wojnar

Journal: Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars). 2017 ;77(2):147-156.

 

The aim of the study was to compare electrophysiological parameters of night sleep in narcolepsy type 1 and hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder. Fortyfour patients: 15 with narcolepsy type 1, 14 with hypersomnia associated with a psychiatric disorder and 15 age- and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Narcolepsy and hypersomnia in Norwegian children and young adults following the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 pandemic.
 

Author(s): Lill Trogstad, Inger Johanne Bakken, Nina Gunnes, Sara Ghaderi, Camilla Stoltenberg, Per Magnus, Siri E Håberg

Journal: Vaccine. 2017 04;35(15):1879-1885.

 

Associations between influenza infection and sleep disorders are poorly studied. We investigated if pandemic influenza infection or vaccination with Pandemrix in 2009/2010 was associated with narcolepsy or hypersomnia in children and young adults.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Hypersomnia" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

IL-1β and BDNF are associated with improvement in hypersomnia but not insomnia following exercise in major depressive disorder.
 

Author(s): C D Rethorst, T L Greer, M S P Toups, I Bernstein, T J Carmody, M H Trivedi

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Given the role of sleep in the development and treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), it is becoming increasingly clear that elucidation of the biological mechanisms underlying sleep disturbances in MDD is crucial to improve treatment outcomes. Sleep disturbances are varied ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence: Focus on the Narcolepsies and Idiopathic Hypersomnia.
 

Author(s): Zeeshan Khan, Lynn Marie Trotti

Journal: Chest. 2015 Jul;148(1):262-273.

 

The central disorders of hypersomnolence are characterized by severe daytime sleepiness, which is present despite normal quality and timing of nocturnal sleep. Recent reclassification distinguishes three main subtypes: narcolepsy type 1, narcolepsy type 2, and idiopathic hypersomnia ...

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Usefulness of genetic characterization of narcolepsy and hypersomnia on phenotype definition: a study in Portuguese patients.
 

Author(s): António Martins-da-Silva, João Lopes, João Ramalheira, Cláudia Carvalho, Daniela Cunha, Paulo P Costa, M Berta Silva

Journal: Rev Neurol. 2014 Jan;58(2):49-54.

 

The determination of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II genotype is widely used to confirm the diagnosis of narcolepsy with or without cataplexy. The HLA genotyping is reliable, easy to perform and reassures the clinician. It is also less invasive than other methodologies and ...

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Neurophysiologic Correlates of Hypersomnia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Major Depressive Disorder; Primary Hypersomnia; Bipolar Disorder; Narcolepsy; Primary Insomnia

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2016

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