hypersomnolence

noun hy·per·som·no·lence \ ˌhī-pər-ˈsäm-nə-lən(t)s \

Definition of hypersomnolence

: excessive daytime sleepiness despite sufficient nighttime sleep
  • hypersomnolence brought on by sleep apnea or depression
  • Treatment with CPAP improves quality of life, vigilance, and cognitive function in persons who report hypersomnolence
  • —Kingman P. Strohl
also : prolonged nighttime sleep : hypersomnia

First Known Use of hypersomnolence

1918

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hypersomnolence

noun hy·per·som·no·lence \ -ˈsäm-nə-lən(t)s \

medical Definition of hypersomnolence

: excessive sleepiness : persistent drowsiness
  • … common signs and symptoms include snoring, daytime hypersomnolence, obesity … and the presence of systolic or diastolic hypertension …
  • Scientific American Medicine BulletinApril 1987

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