the opposite of insomnia. The condition is characterized
by prolonged sleep. Hypersomnia is not a condition many
people take seriously. It’s easier to assume it. Some
people think sleeping a lot is healthy. Hypersomnia can
be as a result of depression where one opts to sleep
through the day other than face their problems. People
who suffer from Hypersomnia literally struggle to stay
awake. Hypersomnia if not detected early can become a
prominent condition. An individual’s social life is
affected since one is asleep for most part of the day.
There have been numerous cases where people have lost
jobs because they cannot stay awake during working hours.
In a worst case scenario severe incidences of Hypersomnia
can cause one to doze off when they are driving causing
What are the causes
affect the nervous system can result to Hypersomnia. A
head injury caused by an accident affects the central
nervous system and the condition can lead to Hypersomnia.
Overweight people are more susceptible to Hypersomnia.
Obese people are lethargic and they do not engage in many
activities or chores and spend most of their time in bed.
Drugs and alcohol can also influence sleeping habits.
Individuals under the influence of drugs lose truck of
their sleeping patterns and tend to over
The most common
sign of Hypersomnia is prolonged sleep; even after
sleeping through the day hypersomnic people still feel
sleepy during the day. Sleep is supposed to be relaxing
and one is supposed to feel energetic when they wake up,
however, people who suffer from Hypersomnia wake up
feeling tired and lethargic. Persons who have this
condition can sleep even when there is a lot of noise and
waking them up is very hard. Hypersonic people often
appear drunk when they wake up and they complain of
drowsiness. They also have to consume a lot of caffeine
in order to stay awake. Other signs of Hypersomnia
include: anxiety, high levels of irritation,
restlessness, lack of energy, sluggish behavior, poor
appetite and difficulty in remembering
Depression can be a
major cause of Hypersomnia and in severe cases it’s
recommended that one takes anti depressants which will
have a direct impact on sleep. Regular exercise for
overweight people will help burn calories and make obese
individuals more active. It’s also important to have a
sleeping schedule and a curfew which should be followed
to help the body adjust to a particular sleeping pattern.
It’s also important to have someone who can be
accountable to you and ensure that you strictly follow
your sleep schedule. Diet is very important and
individuals should avoid excessive intake of alcohol or
caffeine its best to let your body adjust to the new
sleeping routine on its own to reduce dependency on drugs
and other substances that you may take to induce sleep.
When you experience signs of Hypersomnia it’s important
to seek medical