Functioning in the modern world can be an exhausting ordeal. Deadlines, dinner dates, tablet screens, and the morning commute are enough to dull anyone’s pep. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t be tired all the time.
Today, we’re going to distinguish between being worn out, and suffering from a genuine medical disorder. We’ll explain hypersomnia, walk you through what it looks and feels like, and break down all the techniques professionals use to treat it. So, how tired is too tired? Let’s find out!
What Is Hypersomnia?
Hypersomnia, often referred to as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), is a medical condition that describes both excessive times spent sleeping and excessive daytime sleepiness. Sufferers may find it difficult to get through the day without taking a nap, or they may fall asleep throughout the day.
There’s a difference between being overworked and hypersomnia. Consistency of symptoms, for instance, is one such distinguishing factor. The symptoms of hypersomnia don’t just go away with rest. In fact, sleeping rarely helps much at all. It’s common too, affecting roughly 6-percent of the general population right now.