After doing activities in the daily grind one will rest at night. to restore his stamina to be refreshed again when the day is back on. My person’s resting patterns vary according to the conditions of each work environment. In children, the number of hours of rest to sleep is approximately eight hours. Relatively longer than teenagers who only sleep only five to six hours. In adults and the elderly, the number of hours of sleep is also reduced by approximately four to five hours of sleep in a day. So the older a person is, the number of hours of sleep is reduced. The body’s biological rhythm to rest by sleeping like that pattern is normal.
But the fact is that there are some children or adults who experience sleep disorders with abnormal patterns. This abnormal sleep pattern causes children or adults to be excessively sleepy during the day despite having slept a good night for more than eight hours. This sleep disorder is called Idiopathic Hypersomnia. People with Idiopathic Hypersomnia have difficulty waking up after sleeping at night or sleeping during the day. This erratic sleep pattern becomes a problem for someone who is working or studying during the day. Because when completing the task suddenly people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia can fall asleep soundly at work or school.
What causes Idiopathic Hypersomnia sleep disorders?
Several factors cause a person to experience Idiopathic Hypersomnia. The first is external factors, such as; A person who works a certain place with a system of shift hours, someone with a head injury as a child or neurological disorder, someone who has a dependence on certain medications or other medications, including types of antidepressant drugs, antipsychotics, and antihistamines, and others. The second is an internal cause, such as; A person who has a condition with central nervous system problems that directly affect the sleep pattern itself. Some examples are narcolepsy, insomnia, and Kleine-Levin syndrome.
What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia treatment?
To help a child or adult who has Idiopathic Hypersomnia disorder, we can do two simple and easy things. The first is to look at and record the sleep time of a person with Idiopathic Hypersomnia disorder. Can have made a map of bedtime, next is to give the treatment of children or adults by giving it caffeinated drinks such as arabica coffee. If still sleepy then it can be continued by doing hydrotherapy that is by bathing the child with cold water, from head to toe all must be exposed to water done several times until he is not sleepy. After that wait for the next sleepy hour, if it reappears then repeat the step until the child or adult wakes up.
The second is to use the Neuro-Linguistic Program (NLP) by giving suggestions in the form of motivation using the word post if that excites children or adults not to be sleepy. This motivation is given repeatedly when the time of drowsiness begins to feel. By routinely twisting or listening to this motivation it is expected that the brain will follow a pattern to be active and excited to complete an activity.
From both models of treatment, we can use the appropriate conditions of children or adults who experience Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Do not despair in helping those closest to us, to recover from sleep disorders that can destroy happiness and the future of his life.