Inorganic Hypersomnia

Symptoms of Hypersomnia Inorganic Nature

Patients complain of increased sleepiness during the day at the most inappropriate time, sudden bouts of sleep in vehicles, and even while driving. Some of them say that they can not immediately wake up after sleep, and dream and sleep intrude into ordinary life, which causes them to commit inappropriate actions (drowned state and sleep intoxication). Signs of narcolepsy, such as catalepsy and signs of sleep apnea (snoring sounds, nocturnal breathing), are absent. As a result of hypersomnia, the avoidance of communication situations occurs, during which the patient may fall asleep. It acts on the personality of the stressor. Neurotic symptoms of irritability and tension are secondary.

Diagnostics of Hypersomnia of Inorganic Nature

Increased daytime sleepiness. Sleep attacks or a prolonged transition to full wakefulness upon waking up with sufficient sleep duration. It is marked daily for more than one month and leads to distress, a decrease in social functioning with no signs of narcolepsy, as well as neurological and somatic pathology.

Differential diagnostics

It should be differentiated from organic narcolepsy, which, along with increased sleepiness, is characterized by catalepsy, sleep paralysis, and an influx of hypnagogic hallucinations. And also with sleep apnea syndrome, which is characterized by nocturnal breathing after snoring, lethargy during the day. With Pickwick’s disease caused by multiple pulmonary arterioles, in which drowsiness is accompanied by some shortness of breath.

Hypersomnia Treatment of Inorganic Nature

In the treatment of using nootropics with a stimulating effect, plant stimulants and small doses of melipramine.