Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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What Causes Hypersomnia



There are a variety of sleep disorders that fall under the category of hypersomnia. Consequently, there are many causes of hypersomnia. Depending on the specific type of hypersomnia sleep disorder that you, have your daytime sleepiness may result from a medical condition, a medication, or from sleep deprivation .

Hypersomnia sleep disorders may be caused by medications, neurological conditions (such as multiple sclerosis,) being overweight, high levels of stress, or by not getting enough sleep (sleep deprivation.) If you have recently suffered a head injury and are experiencing symptoms of hypersomnia you may have a concussion; consult your doctor immediately. You should also discuss your hypersomnia sypmptoms with your doctor, especially if they have begun after starting a new medication.

Having a family history of hypersomnia increases your risk for developing a hypersomnia sleep disorder. 

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