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Kleine–Levin Syndrome

Kleine–Levin Syndrome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kleine–Levin syndrome (KLS), also known as Sleeping Beauty syndrome, is a rare sleep disorder characterized by persistent episodic hypersomnia and cognitive or mood changes. Many patients also experience hyperphagia, hypersexuality and other symptoms. Patients generally experience recurrent episodes of the condition for more than a decade and may return at


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  Not to be confused with Narcolepsy. Hypersomnia, or hypersomnolence, is a neurological disorder of excessive time spent sleeping or excessive sleepiness. It can have many possible causes[1] and can cause distress and problems with functioning.[2] In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5), hypersomnolence,


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Narcolepsy is a long-term neurological disorder that involves a decreased ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles.[1] Symptoms include periods of excessive daytime sleepiness that usually last from seconds to minutes and may occur at any time.[1] About 70% of those affected also experience episodes of sudden loss of muscle strength, known

Fast Facts on Narcolepsy

Here are some key points about narcolepsy. 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders. Although highly prevalent, common sleep disorders are infrequently identified by primary care providers. Narcolepsy is the second leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness after obstructive sleep apnea. The average time from the onset of narcolepsy to diagnosis


Hypersomnias are a group of sleep disorders that causes a person to be excessively sleepy. People with a hypersomnia may fall asleep at times that are inconvenient or even dangerous, such as at work or while driving. They may also have other sleep-related difficulties, a lack of energy and trouble thinking clearly. Narcolepsy is the