Mayo Clinic doctors trained in sleep medicine, including doctors trained in brain conditions (neurology), mental health conditions (psychiatry), lung and breathing conditions (pulmonary medicine), 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.
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- 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 lifestyle modifications and medications.
- Hypersomnia information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/hypersomnia/hypersomnia.htm. Accessed July 11, 2014.
- Chervin RD. Idiopathic hypersomnia. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed July 11, 2014.
- Daroff RB, et al. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice. 6th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2012. https://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed July 11, 2014.
- Morgenthaler TI, et al. Practice parameters for the treatment of narcolepsy and other hypersomnias of central origin. 2007;30:1705.
- Junna M (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. July 20, 2014.