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Posted: 1/12/2006 2:01:31 PM EDT
My girlfriend has been having sleep problems for quite some time now and has recently been doing more research into it. Based on what she has found out over the past couple of days...she is diagnosing herself as having Hypersomnia (excessive sleep) as it is extremely difficult for her to get up in the morning...but once she is up she is fine. As a matter of fact, she finds it difficult to get herself to go to sleep...but once she is there...it's lights out.

Sleeping 12-15 hours is not uncommon for her.

Yes, I am going to research this more on the internet, it just seems that I usually get great personal insights here...so that is why I am posting this.

Thank you for your time. All comments are welcomed and encouraged.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:06:06 PM EDT
My wife is like that...sleeps untill noon or later every day...
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:11:10 PM EDT
how old is she? sleep is often needed less as we age. I imagine daily stress and type of work would be key varibles...


-HS
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:11:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:13:28 PM EDT

From the National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/hypersomnia/hypersomnia.htm
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:19:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 2:20:01 PM EDT by Misery]
There's a lot of sleep disorders. Probably somewhere around 40.

Hypersomnia? Not likely. Hypersomnia is characterized by excessive sleepiness during the day despite how much sleep one gets at night. Naps don't help either. It is very disabling on the body. You don't feel okay once you are up and around.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:23:02 PM EDT
My professional diagnosis would be: "laziness".

Kidding. Tagged for outcome.

Maybe she just wants an excuse to avoid having to make sammiches? (sorry, couldn't help it )
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:41:39 PM EDT
I do believe what she has is known as "My lazy ass wife sleeps too much-itis". It's very common in women especially those who don't have something to do to get them up in the first place. Only known cure is for you to find something for her to do every morning and make her get up and do it. Change the oil in her car, exercise, give you a hummer. It's her only chance man.

P.S. No offense man, my wife has a very nasty case of this herself.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:44:52 PM EDT
Give her a kid...that will put an end to too much sleep!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:12:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 3:15:06 PM EDT by ScaryGuy]
Well, I just happen to be the Technical Director of a Sleep Disorders center, with 17years experience in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.


There are several things that can cause Hypersomnia, or excessive sleepiness. And yes, frequently that complaint is difficulty in awakening.

If she has anything that is disrutping her normal sleep episode, such as apnea, Periodic limb movements, snoring or some other sort of intrinsic sleep dosorder, EDS is frequently the chief complaint.

Poor sleep hygiene (Irregular bedtime, ireegular wake time, usisng the bed for other things besides sleep and doing the pelvic cha-cha etc...) can also cause it.

Failing that there are other disorders, such as Narcolepsy that have hypersomnia as a major complaint as well. Sonds ike she **might** have a touch of INSOMNIA at the outset, which could disrupt her sleep as well.

If all else fails but the patient is still sleepy by our testing, we will issue a diagnosis of "Idiopathic Hypersomnia" which essentially means you're pathologically sllepy, and we aren't exactly clear as to why.

I would suggest if it's a problem for her that she make an appointment to see a sleep specialist, who will be more reliable than internet research

IM me if you have any more questions

SG


Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:23:09 AM EDT
Bah, what do you know?

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:24:38 AM EDT
she's diagnosing herself to avoid being called lazy and to get attention in the form of pity.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:37:16 AM EDT
purchase a 55 gallon drum.

clean it good, inside and out.

place it in your bedroom, preferably in a corner.

fill it half full with sand.

Every morning, fire an entire .45 clip worth of ammo into the sand.

You said she was great once she woke up....
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:38:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By home_with_kids:
purchase a 55 gallon drum.

clean it good, inside and out.

place it in your bedroom, preferably in a corner.

fill it half full with sand.

Every morning, fire an entire .45 clip worth of ammo into the sand.

You said she was great once she woke up....




you have a .45 garand?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 8:41:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wise_jake:
My professional diagnosis would be: "laziness".


We have a w inner!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 10:16:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARDOC:

Originally Posted By wise_jake:
My professional diagnosis would be: "laziness".


We have a winner!


Thank you (though from a licensing standpoint, it is impossible for me to call it my "professional *medical* diagnosis").
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