(Continued from Hypersomnia Part I)
Back in Part I we have covered several topics about hypersomnia, such as: description, symptoms, other sleep disorders, inherited hypersomnia, diagnosis, and video clip. In part II we will discuss causes of hypersomnia and its treatment.
Causes of Hypersomnia
As it happened to be, hypersomnia is caused by brain damage, genetically (inherited), or by one or several other disorders, such as fibromyalgia, uremia, or clinical,depression. With no definite prove, hypersomnia can also be a symptom of other several sleep disorders, such as: sleep apnea, narcolepsy, some parasomnia disorders, and even restless leg syndrome.
- It is also observed that people who are overweight are more likely to experience episodes of hypersomnia.
- There is another possible cause of hypersomnia: that is an infection of mononucleosis, as it has been reported by by Dr. Givan, MD, from Riley Hospital.
- When the casue of hypersomnia is totally unknown, then it is considered to be idiopathic hypersomnia.
- As we mentioned in Hypersomnia Part I, hypersomnia may be triggered by a side effect of several medications, such as medication for anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder.
Treatment of Hypersomnia
Treatment of hypersomnia depends on its symptoms. Several medications may be advisable, such as:
There are also several other medications that help to treat hypersomnia:
Additional solution to hypersomnia occurrences is a simple behavior modification, such as avoiding social activities or a night work that may delay bed time, as well as a proper diet. Hypersomnia patients are not advised to consume alcohol and caffeine.
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