(Also Known As: Hipersomnia Treatments, Insomnia Treatments, Primary Hypersomnia Treatments, Recurrent Hypersomnia Treatments, Idiopathic Hypersomnia Treatments, Prolonged Nighttime Sleep Treatments, Kleine-Levin Syndrome Treatments, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Treatments, EDS Treatments, Apnea Treatments, Sleep Problem Treatments, Restless Leg Syndrome Treatments)
(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)
What Kinds of Hypersomnia Treatments are Available?
Treatment of hypersomnia depends on the signs and symptoms presented by the patient. When a patient is diagnosed to have an idiopathic hypersomnia, it is often advised that proper sleep hygiene and regular naps be observed. In other severe cases, stimulant drugs, such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, and modafinil, may be prescribed to help reduce sleepiness. Other drugs for treatment of hypersomnia conditions include clonidine, levodopa, bromocriptine, antidepressants, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors. If the condition of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and hypersomnia are caused by underlying conditions such as sleep apnea syndrome, brain infection or depression that condition is first treated before the treatment for hypersomnia is given. 8
Could You Have Hypersomnia?
|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|