hypersomnolence

noun
hy·​per·​som·​no·​lence | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈsäm-nə-lən(t)s How to pronounce hypersomnolence (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypersomnolence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersomnolence. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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hypersomnolence

noun
hy·​per·​som·​no·​lence | \ -ˈsäm-nə-lən(t)s How to pronounce hypersomnolence (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypersomnolence

: excessive daytime sleepiness despite sufficient nighttime sleep hypersomnolence brought on by sleep apnea or depression also : prolonged nighttime sleep : hypersomnia sense 1

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