You report symptoms of increased sleep and drowsiness
during the day despite sleep for around 8 hours every night but with dreams that disturb you. And sleepiness that is severe enough to cause disturbances in your work. The most common cause of hypersomnia is inadequate quality sleep. This can be seen due to many reasons like poor sleeping habits- using the bed as a couch to watch tv, having tea/coffee/smokes/alcohol before bed time, going hungry to bed etc.
The other reasons are hypersomnia associated with mental illness (commonly depression
), hypersomnia associated with neurological conditions/infections/metabolic or endocrine disorders, narcolepsy
, idiopathic hypersomnia
etc. Consult a psychiatrist
for relief from your symptoms.
Hope this helps,
Dr A Rao