Idiopathic hypersomnia is sleeping too much (
Hypersomnia - idiopathic; Drowsiness - idiopathic; Somnolence - idiopathic
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The usual approach is to consider other potential causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.
Other sleep disorders that may cause daytime sleepiness include:
Isolated sleep paralysis Narcolepsy Obstructive sleep apnea Restless leg syndrome
Other causes of excessive sleepiness include:
- Certain medications
- Drug and alcohol use
- Low thyroid function (
Review Date: 06/10/2011
Reviewed By: Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.