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Hypersomnia, also known as hypersomnolence, refers to a condition of excessive sleepiness, which inhibits the ability of an individual to participate in everyday activities as normal. The symptoms most commonly present during adolescence or early adulthood, although an individual can develop symptoms of hypersomnia at any age.
Sleep-circadian disturbances can trigger or worsen a range of psychiatric disorders

Sleep-circadian disturbances can trigger or worsen a range of psychiatric disorders

Idiopathic hypersomnia may not be as rare as previously thought

Idiopathic hypersomnia may not be as rare as previously thought

Working night shifts associated with higher occurrence of disordered sleep

Working night shifts associated with higher occurrence of disordered sleep

The role of orexin in the modulation of sleep and wakefulness

The role of orexin in the modulation of sleep and wakefulness

NIH launches and opens enrollment for phase 2 clinical trials to evaluate long COVID treatments

NIH launches and opens enrollment for phase 2 clinical trials to evaluate long COVID treatments

Parent and child sleep problems associated with greater parental stress

Parent and child sleep problems associated with greater parental stress

Mouse model reveals link between GABA receptors and sleepiness in people with myotonic dystrophy

Mouse model reveals link between GABA receptors and sleepiness in people with myotonic dystrophy

FDA approves a new indication for chronic sleep disorder treatment

FDA approves a new indication for chronic sleep disorder treatment

Insomnia patients commonly underestimate their actual sleep behavior

Insomnia patients commonly underestimate their actual sleep behavior

Pediatric psychologist shares 11 warning signs of childhood depression

Pediatric psychologist shares 11 warning signs of childhood depression

New guide provides evidence-based overview of key sleep challenges faced by women

New guide provides evidence-based overview of key sleep challenges faced by women

Study evaluates rate of depression in mothers based on different onset times

Study evaluates rate of depression in mothers based on different onset times

Bern study sheds light on the brain mechanism of arousal

Bern study sheds light on the brain mechanism of arousal

Reducing depression to a checklist of symptoms may not be useful, new research reveals

Reducing depression to a checklist of symptoms may not be useful, new research reveals

Aerobic exercise can help reduce excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed people

Aerobic exercise can help reduce excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed people

NTNU researchers find link between sleep disorders and psychiatric problems in young children

NTNU researchers find link between sleep disorders and psychiatric problems in young children

New Johns Hopkins mobile app educates care providers on improving sleep, overall health of patients

New Johns Hopkins mobile app educates care providers on improving sleep, overall health of patients

Atypical features common in bipolar disorder subtypes, associated with therapy

Atypical features common in bipolar disorder subtypes, associated with therapy

Targeting symptoms, rather than disorders, might help reduce work impact of mental health issues

Targeting symptoms, rather than disorders, might help reduce work impact of mental health issues

FDA approves Brintellix drug to treat depressive disorder in adults

FDA approves Brintellix drug to treat depressive disorder in adults