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Central disorders of hypersomnolence

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The following summarized guidelines for the evaluation and management of central disorders of hypersomnolence are prepared by our editorial team based on guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM 2021; 2018) and the European Academy of Neurology (EAN 2021).
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Guidelines

1.Diagnostic investigations

Actigraphy: consider obtaining actigraphy to monitor total sleep time before testing with the multiple sleep latency test in adult and pediatric patients with suspected central disorders of hypersomnolence.
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2.Specific circumstances

Patients with narcolepsy, adults, AASM: offer the following medications for the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy:
modafinil
pitolisant
sodium oxybate
solriamfetol
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  • Patients with neurological diseases

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  • Patients with post-traumatic hypersomnia