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Idiopathic Hypersomnia

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Arise Clinical Trial

CLINICAL TRIAL ENROLLING PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA AND NARCOLEPSY TYPE 2 Balance Therapeutics is evaluating an investigational new drug BTD-001, to treat excessive daytime sleepiness in individuals diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) or narcolepsy type 2 (Na-2). A Phase 2 clinical trial is currently enrolling Na-2 subjects at 26...

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Dental Side Effects of Stimulants

Caring for Your Dental Health Did you know? Some stimulants can have dental side effects. by Sheri Katz, D.D.S., Diplomate, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine Stimulants are often prescribed for the treatment of hypersomnia because they act to target the nervous system to increase wakefulness. This includes...

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Article Summary: Khan Z, Trotti LM. “Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence: Focus on the Narcolepsies and Idiopathic Hypersomnia.”

    This article reviews three central disorders of hypersomnolence (CDH), which include narcolepsy type 1, narcolepsy type 2, and idiopathic hypersomnia. The main symptom patients experience in all three of these disorders is excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which cannot be explained by other medical conditions or...

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Ask The Doctor: Idiopathic Hypersomnia vs Type 2 Narcolepsy

Question: Is there an overlap between idiopathic hypersomnia and type 2 narcolepsy? Answer: The short answer to this question is yes. The only way to definitively distinguish idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) from type 2 narcolepsy (T2N) is the number of sleep-onset REM periods (SOREMPs) on diagnostic testing. However,...

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What’s New in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypersomnia in 2016?

Rather than writing our own article for this week’s edition of SomnusNooze, we are bringing you information from Dr. David Cunnington in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Cunnington has agreed to share with us a recent post from his website (sleephub.com.au) that covers hypersomnia-related topics from the SLEEP2016...

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Flumazenil for the Treatment of Refractory Hypersomnolence

Background In 2012, researchers from Emory University published a paper on their finding of a substance that increases the effect of GABA in people with central disorders of hypersomnolence, particularly idiopathic hypersomnia. In that paper, they discussed their findings in seven patients who were treated with...

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