(Also Known As: Hipersomnia Statistics, Insomnia Statistics, Primary Hypersomnia Statistics, Recurrent Hypersomnia Statistics, Idiopathic Hypersomnia Statistics, Prolonged Nighttime Sleep Statistics, Kleine-Levin Syndrome Statistics, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Statistics, EDS Statistics, Apnea Statistics, Sleep Problem Statistics, Restless Leg Syndrome Statistics)
(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)
Statistics on Hypersomnia
Hypersomnia is a rare condition. It is even rarer than insomnia.
5% or fewer of adults complain of excessive sleepiness during daytime. It does not mean however, that all those who complain of excessive sleepiness have hypersomnia. There are many other possible causes of daytime sleepiness.
In the population of people complaining that they feel too sleepy during the day, only about 5–10% was diagnosed with primary hypersomnia.
Kleine-Levin syndrome is present in about three times more males than females, but it is a very rare syndrome.
Hypersomnia generally appears when the patient is between 15 and 30 years old. It does not begin suddenly, but becomes apparent slowly, sometimes over years. 10
Could You Have Hypersomnia?
|Dyssomnia – Difficulty Staying Asleep, Difficulty in Falling Asleep, Insomnia, Intermittent Wakefulness|
|Narcolepsy – Chronic Sleep Disorder, Sudden Attack of Sleep, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Falling Asleep at Inappropriate Times|
|Nightmare Disorder – Dream Anxiety Disorder, Nightmare, Sleep Disorder, Moaning, Frightening Dreams|
|Parasomnia NOS – Abnormal Movements, Emotions and Behaviors and Dreams While Sleeping, Somnambulism, Night Terror, Bruxism, Restless Leg Syndrome, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder|
|Primary Sleep Disorder – Hypersomnia, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Breathing Related Sleep Disorder, Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder|
|Sleep Terror Disorder – Extreme Terror, Temporary Lack of Consciousness After Waking Up, Gasping, Moaning, Screaming|
|Sleepwalking Disorder – Somnambulism, Performing Actions as if Awake While Sleeping|