Hypersomnia Symptoms

(Also Known As: Hipersomnia Symptoms, Insomnia Symptoms, Primary Hypersomnia Symptoms, Recurrent Hypersomnia Symptoms, Idiopathic Hypersomnia Symptoms, Prolonged Nighttime Sleep Symptoms, Kleine-Levin Syndrome Symptoms, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Symptoms, EDS Symptoms, Apnea Symptoms, Sleep Problem Symptoms, Restless Leg Syndrome Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the Symptoms of Hypersomnia?

Hypersomnia patients do not usually deal with trouble sleeping at night. Most of them get adequate amount of nighttime sleep because the problem lies in their inability to rouse themselves in the morning and staying awake for the duration of the day therefore triggering drowsiness. For that reason, these individuals nap frequently; during the day and often at inappropriate times such as at work, during meals, or in conversations, but upon waking from the nap, they do not feel invigorated at all. Moreover, hypersomnia is similar to narcolepsy in many ways which is why sometimes it is misdiagnosed as the other, but what sets them apart is that people with narcolepsy experience a sudden onset of sleepiness and daytime naps provide relief from the symptoms. Other indications of hypersomnia may include anxiety, irritability, weakness, body malaise, restlessness, sluggish thinking, slow or impaired speech, loss of appetite, hallucinations, and memory difficulty. In some cases, there are patients who lose their aptitude to function socially. They often fail to interact with their family, friends, and they frequently neglect their work. 6

Could You Have Hypersomnia?

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Related Conditions

Dyssomnia – Difficulty Staying Asleep, Difficulty in Falling Asleep, Insomnia, Intermittent Wakefulness
Narcolepsy – Chronic Sleep Disorder, Sudden Attack of Sleep, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Falling Asleep at Inappropriate Times
Nightmare Disorder – Dream Anxiety Disorder, Nightmare, Sleep Disorder, Moaning, Frightening Dreams
Parasomnia NOS – Abnormal Movements, Emotions and Behaviors and Dreams While Sleeping, Somnambulism, Night Terror, Bruxism, Restless Leg Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Primary Sleep Disorder – Hypersomnia, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Breathing Related Sleep Disorder, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
Sleep Terror Disorder – Extreme Terror, Temporary Lack of Consciousness After Waking Up, Gasping, Moaning, Screaming
Sleepwalking Disorder – Somnambulism, Performing Actions as if Awake While Sleeping