Hypersomnia sleep disorder
“In 2017 at the age of 47 I was diagnosed with a rare and disabling sleep disorder called Ideopathic Hypersomnia. I had noticed the onset of the condition during extreme night shift work from 2003 to 2006 on the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea. After a few years of doctors visits for insomnia, fatigue, sleepiness and falling asleep at work, it was initially diagnosed as Shift Work Sleep Disorder in 2009 before being correctly diagnosed by a Multiple Sleep Latency Test several years later.”
― Steven Magee
What do you mean by hypersomnia sleep disorder?
Hypersomnia is considered a sleep disorder in which a person faced difficulty in staying awake in the daytime. People those are suffering from this type of sleep disorder can sleep anytime and anywhere in any condition like in class, at work and even during driving so it is also a life-threatening type of disorder.
Types of Hypersomnia
Hypersomnia is classified into two types which are given below:
Primary hypersomnia is a type in which the person feels fatigue and low energy level. In this type no any medical conditions were observed.
Secondary hypersomnia is a type in which person experience poor sleep at night and feels low at daytime and it also involves other medical conditions like kidney problems, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue syndrome etc.
Most Common Causes of Hypersomnia Sleep Disorder
Following are the most common causes of hypersomnia sleep disorder which we discussed here:
- Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system
- Sleep apnea
- Use of alcohol and drugs
- Head trauma
- Injury in central nervous system
Most Common Symptoms of Hypersomnia Sleep Disorder
Following are the most common symptoms of hypersomnia sleep disorder which we discussed here:
- Feeling extreme sleepy in daytime
- Low energy
- Laziness in daytime
- Dizziness in daytime
- Stressful life
- Mental and physical fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Low thinking
- Difficulty in remembering thing
- Memory problems
- People can sleep anytime and anywhere
Complication of Hypersomnia Sleep Disorder
Following are the most common complication you may face if you have hypersomnia sleep disorder:
- Lifestyle is disturbing
- Personal relationships disturb due to this behavior
- Financial problems
- Depression due to this behavior
- Mental and physical health problems
- Trouble in focusing
- Slow reaction time
How doctors diagnose that you have hypersomnia sleep disorder or not?
Following are the methodologies and techniques used by the doctors or psychiatrist are:
- Physical examination
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Asking about the symptoms you have experience
- Medical interview
- Behavioral therapy
- Multiple sleep latency test
How doctors treat hypersomnia sleep disorders?
Doctors can treat this type of psychological problems by the following methods and techniques which we discussed here:
- Medical treatment
Doctors will prescribe you an appropriate medication to overcome the symptoms and the disease.
- Behavioural treatment
Doctors can also do your behavioral treatment and treat you by the help of cogitative behavioral therapy