Hypersomnia - Causes

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What Causes Hypersomnia?

There are several potential causes of hypersomnia, including:

  • The sleep disorders narcolepsy (daytime sleepiness) and sleep apnea (interruptions of breathing during sleep)

  • Not getting enough sleep at night (sleep deprivation)

  • Being overweight

  • Drug or alcohol abuse

  • A head injury or a neurological disease, such as multiple sclerosis

  • Prescription drugs, such as tranquilizers

  • Genetics (having a relative with hypersomnia)
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Comment from: Jagan, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 01

Nowadays, I do sleep at least 11 to 12 hours a day which was not so in my past life, and I feel always exhausted and feel sleepy all the time. I would sleep deeply even if I just lie down anywhere, and mostly at daytime. This hypersomnia is affecting my personal life.

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Comment from: Christina_70130, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I have always suffered from daytime tiredness. I go to sleep around 10 pm and wake up around 11 am. I feel exhausted all the time and can sleep at any time. I feel very weak as well. I go to a psychiatrist to get 30 mg of Adderall XR and it does nothing. I have even upped the dosage to 60 mg. Again, nothing. This daytime sleepiness is preventing me from getting a job and is now affecting my personal relationship. My boyfriend thinks I'm just being lazy. I'm not. I have no energy.

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