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Hypersomnia (cont.)


Hypersomnia Prognosis (Outlook)

The prognosis for persons with hypersomnia depends on the cause of the disorder. While the disorder itself is not life threatening, it can have serious consequences, such as automobile accidents caused by falling asleep while driving. The attacks usually continue indefinitely.

Research on Hypersomnia

The NINDS supports and conducts research on sleep disorders such as hypersomnia. The goal of this research is to increase scientific understanding of the condition, find improved methods of diagnosing and treating it, and discover ways to prevent it.

Hypersomnia Clinical Trials

More Information

  • National Sleep Foundation 1522 K Street NW
    Suite 500
    Washington, DC 20005
    Tel: 202-347-3471
    Fax: 202-347-3472
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center
    P.O. Box 30105
    Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
    Tel: 301-592-8573/240-629-3255 (TTY) Recorded Info: 800-575-WELL (-9355)

SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health. "NINDS Hypersomnia Information Page."
Last update: 2/22/2010

Last Editorial Review: 2/22/2010

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