How To Treat Hypersomnia

Reducing Consumption Of Caffeine

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Many individuals who suffer from hypersomnia believe drinking coffee and other caffeinated beverages will help them stay awake during the day. While it's true patients may be able to combat some of their drowsiness with caffeine, reducing consumption of caffeine is heavily recommended to avoid worsening hypersomnia. Research and studies performed pertaining to the effects of caffeine have found this substance can actually delay the general timing of an individual's body clock, which can adversely affect their sleep patterns. It's also essential to not drink caffeine in the few hours before going to bed. Doing so can cause a wide range of problems with an individual's sleep schedule that can be difficult to quickly recover from. Once an individual's sleep schedule is off balance, it can take days or even weeks to get it back to normal. Individuals should keep in mind it takes anywhere from three to five hours for just half of the caffeine they consumed to move through their body.

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