If a person feels that he is falling asleep at odd situations despite adequate sleep at night he definitely needs to be investigated to balance his sleep -wake cycle. Hypersomnia are a diagnosis of exclusion and the aim of the therapy is to achieve a near -normal state of alertness when it is most required. Further a definite diagnosis alerts a person to avoid dangerous situations, like prolonged driving. Though primary hypersomnia are not curable, they are definitely manageable.
In a world where sleepiness is equated to laziness, an awareness of this disorder is mandatory. Only with awareness can one restore a certain degree of normalcy in the every day functioning of the affected individual and also to bring about social acceptance.