What are the treatments available?

Not sleeping enough

Increase your sleep time

Underlying medical, neurological or
psychiatric conditions or sleep

Treat the underlying condition


Methylphenidate, modafinil, armodafinil, sodium
oxybate are used to treat daytime sleepiness.

Behavioral methods

– Scheduled naps will help people with Narcolepsy feel better, for an hour or more after nap.
– Learning to recognize and handle sleepiness.

Primary hypersomnia is a lifelong condition and you need to learn to live with it. Here are some things to think about: