National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 4: Primary Hypersomnias

Consequences

Individuals with idiopathic hypersomnia often experience depression; depressive symptoms have been noted in 15 to 25 percent of these patients.70  They also are prone to headaches, with migraines and tension-type headaches reported by about 30 percent of patients with idiopathic hypersomnia.71

“The overall psychosocial handicap of patients with idiopathic hypersomnia is similar to that of patients with narcolepsy.”72

References

  1. Bassetti C, and Y Dauvilliers, “Idiopathic Hypersomnia,” In: Kryger MH, Roth T III, Dement WC, eds. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (5th edition), Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:969-979.
  2. Bassetti C, and Y Dauvilliers, “Idiopathic Hypersomnia,” In: Kryger MH, Roth T III, Dement WC, eds. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (5th edition), Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:969-979.
  3. Bassetti C, and Y Dauvilliers, “Idiopathic Hypersomnia,” In: Kryger MH, Roth T III, Dement WC, eds. Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine (5th edition), Philadelphia, Pa: Elsevier Saunders; 2011, pages 969-979.