National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 4: Primary Hypersomnias

Treatment

Treatment of idiopathic insomnia typically involves the use of stimulants such as modafinil or armodafinil, methylphenidate, and dextroamphetamine.80, 81

It is also important for these patients to follow good sleep health practices.82

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