Hypersomnia is one of the many sleep disorders that affect the lives of millions of Americans. While the condition is rare, it is a serious disorder that can negatively impact one’s home and work life. People who have hypersomnia are excessively sleepy during the day, regardless of the amount and quality of nighttime rest. Individuals with the condition may have difficulty waking. As a result of their excessive tiredness they can fall asleep at any time, which can be very dangerous.

People with hypersomnia may misuse substances to attempt to manage their disorder, which can make diagnosis and treatment even more complicated.

Assessing Your Risk of Hypersomnia

Do you think you or your loved one could have hypersomnia? You can take a self-assessment to begin to get answers. A quiz is not an official diagnosis as only a medical professional can diagnose a sleep disorder. An assessment can help you evaluate symptoms and determine if you should seek treatment.