hypersomnia

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hypersomnia

(ˌhaɪpəˈsɒmnɪə) or

hypersomnolence

n
(Medicine) an extreme or excessive level of sleepiness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypersomnia - an inability to stay awake
catalepsy - a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli
sleep disorder - a disturbance of the normal sleep pattern
narcolepsy - a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep; "he believes that narcolepsy is attributable to an inability to suppress REM sleep during waking"
insomnia - an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness
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