Key symptoms of narcolepsy and hypersomnia

Key symptoms of narcolepsy and hypersomnia

If the above mentioned symptoms sound familiar to you, then you are surely suffering from sleeping disorders like narcolepsy & hypersomnia.

– Feel sleepy during the whole day.

-Feel slumbering or very exhausted while driving.

-Difficulty to concentrate.

-Need help of beverages to stay awake

Other than sleep apnea, the main disorders related to sleep include narcolepsy &hypersomnia. Narcolepsy is typified by phase of overpowered sleepiness and sleep attacks of short period and, most often, accompanied by one or more of the secondary symptoms like sleep paralysis, hypnogogic hallucinations, dizziness and many other serious symptoms. Generally, sleepiness and sleep attacks of hypersomnia are of longer duration as compared to those of narcolepsy and are more resistible than in narcolepsy; also, the auxiliary symptoms are absent. Nocturnal sleep is characteristically dislocated in narcolepsy; while on the other hand, in hypersomnia it is long-drawn-out whereas in secondary hypersomnia it is of variable duration. The exact cause of narcolepsy & hypersomnia are still unknown; however, the scientists are working hard to sort it out, and they have even succeeded in it. As they have found some evidence which proves that this sleeping disorders are caused due to genetic predisposition.

The science of oversleeping: hypersomnia

There are three types of hypersomnia; mainly the idiopathic hypersomnia, secondary hypersomnia, and periodic hypersomnia. Most people do not recognize that they oversleep and they are suffering from a condition called hypersomnia.

Hypersomnia is diagnosed with narcolepsy, which can moderately be dangerous because some individuals are at the rear of the wheel of cars or even busy in food preparation in their home and are not conscious about the fact that they may fall asleep anytime of the day. One hypersomniacs and narcoleptics person can fall asleep and then wake up and pick up where you left off in conversations with people. A hypersomniacs and narcoleptics person also show symptoms like sleep walking, anxiety, increased fatigue, slow thinking, loss of appetite and hallucination.

Some individuals also experience losing the ability to function in normal family, social, occupational, and other settings familiar to that person. Sleep disorders are serious. They can affect your routine life. So you should not avoid sleep disorder and consider visiting sleep clinic.

 

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