Hypersomnia characterizes a group of sleep disorders that indicate excessive daytime sleepiness or drowsiness. In the event you may be at work or performing your daily activities and you have difficulty staying awake or concentrating fully on your task than you be suffering from hypersomnia – often a residual condition of sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea.
This issue is quite dangerous as individuals can fall asleep at almost any time, during their work day or even while driving and performing dangerous activities. This condition can be a product of both neurological issues and genetic issues, and is an entirely separate sleep disorder aside from sleep apnea itself.
Signs & Symptoms of Hypersomnia
Those individuals suffering from Hypersomnia have a set of distinct symptoms, quite similar to the side effects of sleep apnea. Hypersomnia itself is a main side effect of OSA, or Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Common Symptoms Include:
- Drowsiness During the Day
- Migraine Headaches – Mainly in the Morning
- Lack of Concentration or Focus
- Decreased Libido or Sex Drive
- Depression and Poor Mood
- Auto-Immune Disorders Such as Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sleeping for Over 70 Hours per Week
- Difficulty Waking Up from Sleep
If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms you may be experiencing Hypersomnia as a direct result of sleep apnea and may need to seek medical attention. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Pinkhasova today.