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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Several authors suggested that excessive sleepiness in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, narcolepsy, insomnia or idiopathic hypersomnia may be mediated by cytokines such as IL-6, TNF-[alpha] (4).
He will advise you to get your level of hypocretin checked to rule out any other reasons like sleep apnea or certain medications for hypersomnia.
The DSM-IV depressive criteria not found in the fathers' narratives were: 1) weight loss/gain, 2) insomnia or hypersomnia, 3) inability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, and 4) thoughts of death or suicidal ideation.
* Sleep problems and mental illness: A large number of mental illnesses may cause sleep problems such as insomnia or hypersomnia. These illnesses include adjustment disorders, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and somatoform disorders.
He also had low energy, hypersomnia, difficulty with decisions, and low self-confidence.
"Circadian-related disruption leads to insomnia, hypersomnia, or both," he said, and it can cause impairment of social, occupational, or other areas of functioning.
A person with a moderate or severe TBI might show these same symptoms, but also might complain of a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated nausea and/or vomiting, convulsions or seizures, hypersomnia, dilated pupils, slurred speech, weakness or tingling/numbness, dyskinesia, and/or increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Susan's exam was unremarkable; however, she had complaints indicative of depression as evidenced by depressed mood, hypersomnia, concentration difficulties at work, decreased energy and psychomotor disturbance (impaired capacity to work or study), and fatigue secondary to MS.
Without the MSLT and cataplexy, the diagnosis narcolepsy is truly meaningless and such a condition is more properly labeled idiopathic hypersomnia. I know that hallucinations in Dr.
hypersomnia, hyperphagia, fatigue, sensitivity to rejection).
They include: a markedly depressed mood, decreased interest in usual activities, lethargy, fatigue, or lack of energy, insomnia, and hypersomnia (sleeping too much).
The most common sleep disturbance associated with a major depressive episode is insomnia; less frequently, individuals present with hypersomnia (APA, 2000a).