Are you a Hypersomanic? Here are few things you need to know


What is Hypersomnia?

Well, there are lot of disorders ranging from mild to chronic that actually affects our lives. Hypersomnia is a disorder that causes you to feel excessively tired, even when you have had enough sleep. Hypersomnia can even affect your ability to work, drive a car, and stay healthy if you do not receive treatment.


Medication and lifestyle changes can reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life. This is a condition in which you feel excessive sleepiness during the day. Another name for Hypersomnia is excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).

Types of Hypersomnia

There are two types of Hypersomnia

1. Primary Hypersomnia occurs with no other medical conditions present. The only symptom is excessive fatigue.

2. Secondary Hypersomnia is due to other medical conditions. These can include sleep apnea, Parkinson’s disease, kidney failure, and chronic fatigue syndrome. These conditions cause poor sleep at night, leading you to feel tired during the day.

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How it is caused?

There are various causes of Hypersomania. Primary Hypersomnia is thought to be caused by problems in the brain systems that control sleep and waking functions. Secondary Hypersomnia is the result of conditions that cause fatigue or insufficient sleep. Some medications can also cause Hypersomnia. Frequent drug and alcohol use may trigger sleepiness during the day. Other possible causes are low thyroid function and head injury.


The main symptom of Hypersomnia is constant tiredness. People always feel exhausted. People with Hypersomnia may take naps throughout the day without ever relieving drowsiness. They also have difficulty waking from long periods of sleep.

Other symptoms of Hypersomnia include: low energy, irritability, anxiety, loss of appetite, slow thinking or speech difficulty.

It is a treatable disorder.

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