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Dyssomnia Symptoms

(Also Known As: Dysomnia Symptoms, Sleep Disorder Symptoms, Anxiety Symptoms, Sleep Problems Symptoms, Sleeping Insomnia Symptoms, Sleep Difficulty Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What are the Symptoms of Dyssomnia?

People experiencing dyssomnia suffer from abnormal sleeping patterns. As have been previously mentioned, patients exhibit different signs and symptoms depending on which specific type of syndrome they possess. One variety of dyssomnia, hypersomnia, reveals that patients may often have problems waking up in the morning and staying awake during the day therefore triggering drowsiness. For that fact, these individuals nap frequently, and upon waking from the nap, do not feel invigorated at all. What sets this condition apart from other dyssomnias is the experience of ever-increasing sleepiness over time. In the case of Narcolpesy, patients feel sudden onsets of sleepiness but find daytime sleep refreshing. People with Kleine-Levin syndrome also have different symptoms differentiating it from other forms of dyssomnias. These people may sleep for over 18 hours a day. Moreover, they are frequently irritable, gregarious, and make indiscriminate sexual advances. People with Kleine-Levin syndrome often eat uncontrollably thus, they rapidly gain weight.

The bases of dyssomnia cases remain ambiguous. There are even some theories that associate it with problems related to the hypothalamus, but there is not much evidence to support that argument.

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Hypersomnia – Recurrent Episodes of Daytime Sleepiness, Insomnia, Sleep Disorder, Excessive Sleepiness
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Primary Sleep Disorder – Impaired Sleep Wake Cycles, Hypersomnia, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Inability to Sleep