Depression Can Also Be Related To Excessive Sleep Duration

Depression Can Also Be Related To Excessive Sleep Duration    

This Is The Contrary Of Most Cases, Which Link Depression To Sleep Deprivation    

Depression has also been associated with sleep conditions. While most patients report an inability to sleep, there is a small percentage that reports the opposite, which is excess sleep duration, also called hypersomnia. Patients with these conditions experience excessive daytime sleepiness, and also show the symptoms of sleep deprivation. This makes hypersomnia difficult to diagnose. In some cases, the condition persists even after the main cause, which is depression, has been treated. There are tests that allow quantifying this condition, For example, persons with hypersomnia fall asleep faster than other individuals. More info click here.

 

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