Hypersomnolence (hypersomnia) Symptoms Hypersomnia (termed hypersomnolence in DSM-5) is characterized by recurrent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness or prolonged nighttime sleep. Different from feeling tired due to lack of or interrupted sleep at night, persons with hypersomnolence are compelled to nap repeatedly during the day, often at inappropriate times such as at work, during a meal, or in conversation.
Insomnia Disorder Symptoms A description of symptoms related to Primary Insomnia, is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or nonrestorative sleep, occurring at least 3 nights per week for at least 3 months despite adequate opportunity for sleep. The sleep disturbance does not occur exclusively during the course of another, more predominant, sleep disorder, such as Narcolepsy, Breathing-Related Sleep Disorder, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder, or a Parasomnia. http://psychcentral.com/disorders/insomnia-symptoms/ -
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Narcolepsy Symptoms A description of symptoms related to Narcolepsy, irresistible attacks of refreshing sleep that occur daily over at least 3 months. Narcolepsy generally produces cataplexy, which most commonly presents as brief episodes (seconds to minutes) of sudden, bilateral loss of muscle tone precipitated by emotions, typically laughing and joking. Individuals are awake and aware during cataplexy. http://psychcentral.com/disorders/narcolepsy-symptoms/ -
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Symptoms of Nightmare Disorder A description of symptoms related to Nightmare Disorder, repeated awakenings from the major sleep period or naps with detailed recall of extended and extremely frightening dreams, usually involving threats to survival, security, or self-esteem. On awakening from the frightening dreams, the person rapidly becomes oriented and alert (in contrast to the confusion and disorientation seen in Sleep Terror Disorder and some forms of epilepsy). http://psychcentral.com/disorders/nightmare-disorder-symptoms/ -
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