National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 4: Primary Hypersomnias


Treatment for Behaviorally-induced ISS includes lifestyle changes specific to the patient and to the EDS’ identified cause(s) such as by attempting to minimize shift work, and improving healthy sleep habits such as reducing distractions from television or computer use, etc.

While stimulants are occasionally indicated for EDS during short-term emergencies, they are never indicated in the treatment of patients with chronic Behaviorally-induced ISS.