Excessive daytime sleepiness or narcolepsy is a disorder in which person lacks energy, continuous sleepiness and sudden recurrent compulsion to sleep, occurs uncontrollably even after sufficient night sleep. It is a symptom of sleep apnea or disorder of circadian rhythm.
Intravenous immunoglobulin has been shown, in preliminary studies, to reduce the symptoms of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, particularly when given soon after the first symptoms have developed. Furthermore, in a Excessive Daytime Sleepiness subject with low CSF hypocretin the administration of immunoglobulin resulted in a normalisation of hypocretin concentrations. Immunotherapy may prove to be a useful form of treatment in the future.
Related Journals of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy, Journal of Sleep Disorders : Treatment and Care, Journal of Neurological Disorders, Journal of Neuropsychiatry, Sleep and Biological Rhythms, Sleep Medicine Reviews, Sleep Science, Sleep and Hypnosis, Sleep Medicine Clinics, Sleep and Breathing, Sleep, Sleep and Breathing, Sleep Medicine, Behavioral sleep medicine