Hypersomnia Topic Guide
Hypersomnia: Hypersomnia is a condition characterized by episodes of prolonged nighttime sleep or excessive daytime sleepiness. Symptoms include anxiety, increased irritation, decreased energy, slow thinking, slow speech, loss of appetite, and more. Causes of hypersomnia include other sleep disorders, physical problems such as tumor or head trauma, medications, medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, depression, epilepsy, obesity, and encephalitis, and genetic predisposition. Treatment for hypersomnia is generally with medication and changes in behavior.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Quick Facts Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic nerve disease in which the body's own immune system attacks the myelin sheath insulating the nerve fibers and the nerves themselves, interrupting the electro-chemical current between the brain and body parts. This causes symptoms like incontinence, fatigue, incoordination, mood swings, numbness, and a host of other debilitating problems. MS can be treated, but not cured.
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