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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According to DSM V diagnostic criteria for depression, the presence of five or more symptoms of the following for two weeks, such as depressed mood most of the day, evidently reduced pleasure in all activities, weight loss or weight gain and decrease or increase in appetite, insomnia or hypersomnia, psychomotor agitation or retardation, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt, diminished ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness and recurrent thoughts of death.
Insomnia or hypersomnia (too little or too much sleep).
Oversleeping could be a sign of hypersomnia, a medical condition that causes sleepiness during the day and the need for increased sleep at night.
The KLS attacks are characterized by hypersomnia (15-21 hour/day), cognitive impairment (apathy, confusion, slowness, amnesia), derealization (dreamy state, altered perception) and more infrequently hypersexuality and depressive mood (3).
Hypersomnia of central origin, which includes narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, and recurrent hypersomnia, can present with EDS.
Symptomatic narcolepsy, cataplexy and hypersomnia, and their implications in the hypothalamic hypocretin/orexin system.
Sleep Disturbed, but no Disturbed, early May have patterns set pattern; may morning wakening nocturnal have day/night or hypersomnia.
MDD is defined as depressed mood or loss of pleasure or interest along with other new-onset symptoms, including significant change in weight or appetite, insomnia or hypersomnia, psychomotor agitation or retardation nearly every day, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt, indecisiveness or decreased ability to concentrate, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, which last for at least 2 weeks and affect normal functioning.
And, people diagnosed with hypersomnia disorders, such as narcolepsy, are advised to schedule naps during the day.
The authors found evidence that SWDs was weaker for insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and hypersomnia - increase stroke risk and harm stroke recovery.
Background: Kleine–Levin syndrome (KLS) is a rare sleep disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of hypersomnia.