Klein-Levin Syndrome

Klein-Levin syndrome is an extremely rare sleep disorder (effecting approximately 1 person in a million). It is seen as an aftereffect of several different severe viral infections. Its symptoms include hypersomnia, and episodes of hyperphagia (excessive appetite) and hypersexuality. Episodes generally last for approximately a week at a time, sometimes longer and may reoccur for about ten years. There is no known treatment but Lithium has had some positive effects.

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