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Symptoms

The most typical symptoms of hypersomnia are:

► Excessive daytime sleepiness leading to prolonged naps that are not refreshing.

► Nocturnal sleep of long duration (as much as 12 hr or more)

► Sleep drunkenness

► Difficulty in awakening the patients from sleep

► Episodes of automatic behavior may also be present.

a. Idiopathic Hypersomnia (Primary Hypersomnia)

► Idiopathic hypersomnia is characterized by long periods involving episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness. Most of the time the symptoms are present.

► Some people with this disorder experience automatic behavior such as:
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Depression symptoms

b. Post - traumatic Hypersomnia:

► Post - traumatic hypersomnia may mimic idiopathic hypersomnia.

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