Atypical Depression Hypersomnia

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Definition

Idiopathic hypersomnia is sleeping too much (hypersomnia) without an obvious cause. It is different from narcolepsy, because idiopathic hypersomnia does not involve suddenly falling asleep or losing muscle control due to strong emotions (cataplexy).


Alternative Names

Hypersomnia - idiopathic; Drowsiness - idiopathic; Somnolence - idiopathic


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The usual approach is to consider other potential causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.

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