Hypersomnia

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Hypersomnia, or excessive sleepiness, is a condition that results in trouble staying awake. The individual can fall asleep at any time and may also experience other sleep-related symptoms such as lack of energy, prolonged nighttime sleep and trouble thinking clearly. Stimulant medications, such as amphetamines, can be prescribed to help stay awake throughout the day. It is more prevalent in males than females, and affects about 5% of the population.

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