hypersomnia

Control Hypersomnia Naturally

Hypersomnia is a condition in which people struggle to stay awake during the day despite, in many cases, getting a good and restful sleep the night before. It is similar to narcolepsy with sufferers falling asleep when driving or even eating. It is believed to be caused by a problem with the part of the brain that controls when we sleep and when we wake up. It may also be caused by a molecule called GABA which can cause the sensation of being permanently medicated so that you always feel sleepy.

 

How do I know if I have hypersomnia?

  • Struggling to stay awake during the day
  • Taking long, frequent naps
  • May fall asleep during conversations, meals or while driving
  • Constantly feeling tired
  • Sleeping more than 10 hours a night without feeling refreshed
  • Sleep drunkenness
  • Good quality of sleep
  • Mental health problems
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low energy
  • Restlessness
  • Agitation
  • Trouble speaking
  • Trouble remembering

 

How do I prevent hypersomnia?

Unfortunately hypersomnia cannot be prevented. The best way to help it is to try to get sleep that is as restful as possible.

 

How can I treat hypersomnia?

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Go to bed and get up every morning at the same time to set a routine.
  • Exercise daily but about 4 hours before sleeping.
  • Stop smoking!
  • Take a warm bath, meditate, or read until sleepy.
  • Keep your bedroom a comfortable temperature.
  • Take a short, 20-30 minute nap to give yourself a boost.
  • Control light and sound in the bedroom to help create a sleep-friendly environment.
  • Avoid eating large meals too close to bedtime.
  • Treat any primary conditions such as sleep apnea.
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