On Mar 8, 3:14 pm, Patricia Leavitt <doterradisco...@gmail.com> wrote:
> People with Narcolepsy fall asleep at odd times, usually during daytime
> hours. A person with N falls into REM within 10 minutes after falling
> asleep, whereas most people do not fall into REM until at least 30 minutes
> afters falling asleep. To make matters worse, adding Hypersomnia to mix
> makes matters much more difficult for him to deal with.
> Those who suffer from hypersomnia have recurring episodes of excessive
> daytime sleepiness<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excessive_daytime_sleepiness>(EDS)
> which is different from feeling tired due to lack of or interrupted
> sleep at night. They are compelled to nap repeatedly during the day, often
> at inappropriate times such as at work, during a meal, or in conversation.
> These daytime naps usually provide no relief from symptoms.
> Patients with hypersomnia also often experience prolonged sleep at night and
> have difficulty waking from long sleep, feeling disoriented upon doing so.
> Some people can sleep up to eighteen hours a day and still be exhausted.
> I would try the following:
> - Balance and Elevation during the day, on the feet or wrist and the back
> of the neck. Use as often as needed.
> - Serenity at night before going to bed, add balance at night also. Try
> the Serenity alone first and the balance if needed.
> PatOn Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Chris <doter...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I know a young man that was just diagnosed with Narcolepsy &
> > Hypersomnia. Although he can sleep for hours when he wakes he is not
> > rested. Any suggestions?
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