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Old 02-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #1
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Sleeping too much!

My grown daughter sleeps for periods of usually about 3 days, waking only for short periods. When you think she is in this cycle forever...the next cycle commences.

Then comes another cycle of perhaps 2 days when she functions more
or less well and can go on appointments for hours at a time. When you
think that cycle will be lasting...the first cycle returns.

She was at first thought to have treatment resistant depression, but she is generally cheerful, and is very seldom sad, although she does suffer from anxieties. She says that she wants to understand and end this disorder!

Her doctor had diagnosed her with depression, but now is at
a loss.

Any information which may help her with this over sleeping, will be very much appreciated!

Last edited by 4sleephelp; 02-20-2012 at 05:34 AM. Reason: clarify

 
Old 06-22-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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Re: Sleeping too much!

Narcolepsy is considered to be one of the most life threatening type of sleep disorders. It is characterized by a triad of symptoms, including cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone), excessive daytime drowsiness or sleepiness (EDS), and sleep paralysis. Even though a person suffering from the condition was able to sleep well during the night, he or she may still feel excessive sleepiness the next day. Narcolepsy is one of the many sleep disorders that is a type of neurological disorder. Usually, It starts to appear during adolescence or early childhood. There can be a lot of possible factors that can possibly cause the problem, including hereditary, autoimmune reactions, and other environmental factors.

 
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