Hypersomnia

By Renée Grinnell

A pathological increase in one’s need for sleep, often accompanied by excessive daytime sleepiness.

Example: A patient struggles to awaken after ten hours of sleep, night after night for months. On weekends, he sleeps for fourteen hours or more.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 Oct 2008

 

 
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