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