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Does Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Affect Children’s Pedestrian Safety?

Background Each year, approximately 30,000 children are unintentionally killed or injured while walking outside (typically within a half mile of their homes). Many factors—including children’s thinking and reasoning abilities, attention spans, reaction times, impulsiveness, and willingness to take risks—likely play a role. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), whether...

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The Hypersomnia Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

We are pleased to announce that Scot Hulshizer, Celia King, and Diane Powell have recently been elected to the Board of Directors of the Hypersomnia Foundation. In addition to bringing unique strengths as the organization thrives and grows in both scope and depth, each new Board...

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GABA and Histamine Work Together to Control Wakefulness

New research on genetically altered mice helps to untangle the complex interactions of GABA with brain systems necessary for sustaining wakefulness. Histamine Nerve cells (also known as neurons) in a specific part of the brain, called the tuberomammilary nucleus or TMN, produce histamine. Histamine is a neurotransmitter—a...

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Antibiotic May Decrease EDS in GABA-related Hypersomnia

A study of clarithromycin in the treatment of GABA-related hypersomnia indicates that this drug may be effective in some patients with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH), narcolepsy without cataplexy, and subjective hypersomnia. Background The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any drugs for the treatment of IH....

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