Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Idiopathic hypersomnia called excessive daytime sleepiness with or without long sleep times; it differs from narcolepsy by the absence of cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis.

Idiopathic hypersomnia is not well characterized. Suspected cause is dysfunction of the CNS.

Idiopathic hypersomnia called excessive daytime sleepiness with or without long sleep times; it differs from narcolepsy by the absence of cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Idiopathic hypersomnia is not well characterized. Suspected cause is dysfunction of the CNS. Excessive daytime sleepiness is the main symptom; the sleep times may be extended or not. Diagnosis History or Schlafprotololle Sleep Tests In idiopathic hypersomnia with long sleep time provide the medical history or Schlafpotokolle> 10 hr night sleep; in idiopathic hypersomnia without long sleep time, there are> 6 h but <10 h. In both cases, polysomnography shows no evidence of other sleep abnormalities. Multiple Schlaflatenzlests give short sleep latencies (<8 min) with less than 2 REM sleep stages. Similar to the treatment of narcolepsy The treatment is similar to narcolepsy, except that antikataplektische drugs are not necessary (Narcolepsy: Treatment).

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