hypersomnia

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hypersomnia

(ˌhaɪpəˈsɒmnɪə) or

hypersomnolence

n
(Medicine) an extreme or excessive level of sleepiness
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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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Hypersomnia is the clinical term for excessive sleeping and excessive sleepiness during the day.
'Having the odd short night or lie-in is unlikely to be detrimental to health, but evidence is accumulating that prolonged nightly sleep deprivation or excessive sleeping should be avoided,' Dr Fountas added.
Researchers examined whether children with injured parents had increased visits for sleep disorders, such as circadian rhythm disorder, excessive sleeping, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleepwalking, restless leg syndrome, and sleep-disordered breathing.
Dr Fountas added: "Having the odd short night or lie-in is unlikely to be detrimental to health, but evidence is accumulating that prolonged nightly sleep deprivation or excessive sleeping should be avoided."
Medications and the aftereffects of surgery can cause similar symptoms to post-surgery depression, including loss of appetite or excessive sleeping. That's why it's important to have a physician evaluate what your status.
Iosifescu notes that SAD is often associated with excessive sleeping, so try to stick to a regular pattern of sleep.
Illustratively, no over eating, no overwork, no excessive criticism of others, no excessive sleeping and more of the type.
After 13 days of excessive sleeping, all the symptoms improved and the patient was discharged.