Treatment at Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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Mayo Clinic doctors trained in sleep medicine, including doctors trained in lung and breathing conditions (pulmonary medicine), brain conditions (neurology), mental health conditions (psychiatry) and other areas, evaluate and treat people who have idiopathic hypersomnia.

Your doctor will work with you to develop the most appropriate treatment to help manage your condition. Your treatment may include several options.

  • Lifestyle modifications. Your doctor may suggest that you make lifestyle changes, such as having a regular sleep schedule, avoiding driving while drowsy, or avoiding alcohol or medications that may affect your sleep.
  • Medications. Your doctor may prescribe stimulants to help you stay awake during the day.
  • Monitoring. Your doctor will monitor you over time to observe your condition and determine the effectiveness of medications.
Nov. 19, 2012