Idiopathic hypersomnia. A series of 42 patients.

  title={Idiopathic hypersomnia. A series of 42 patients.},
  author={C. Bassetti and Michael S. Aldrich},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  volume={120 ( Pt 8)},
The features of idiopathic hypersomnia are not well defined. We reviewed clinical and laboratory information on 42 subjects with idiopathic hypersomnia and obtained detailed follow-up evaluations on 28 of them. Only 29% of subjects had 'classic' idiopathic hypersomnia with non-imperative sleepiness, long unrefreshing naps, prolonged night-time sleep, difficult awakening with sleep drunkenness and prominent mood disturbances. Thirty-two percent had clinical features similar to narcolepsy, i.e… CONTINUE READING
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