Different from feeling tired due to
lack of or interrupted sleep at night, persons with hypersomnia are compelled to
nap repeatedly during the day, often at inappropriate times such as at work,
during a meal, or in conversation. These daytime naps usually provide no relief
from symptoms. Patients often have difficulty waking from a long sleep, and may
Other symptoms may include:
- increased irritation,
- decreased energy,
- slow thinking,
- slow speech,
- loss of appetite,
- hallucinations, and
- memory difficulty.
Some patients lose the ability to
function in family, social, occupational, or other settings.
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