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WEP Clinical – Expanded Access to Medications Not Yet Approved for General Prescription

Do you and your healthcare provider feel you might benefit from access to a medication that is not yet available/approved in your country or that is still in clinical trials? WEP Clinical* might be able to help you with this access. The Hypersomnia Foundation is...

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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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Solving the Puzzle of Hypersomnia One Piece at a Time

The Hypersomnia Foundation Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the launch of the Hypersomnia Foundation’s Registry at CoRDS (Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford). Whether you have idiopathic hypersomnia, Kleine-Levin syndrome or narcolepsy type 1 or 2, please enroll in the Registry today to...

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Act Today and Let Your Voice Be Heard

Very recently, the Hypersomnia Foundation became aware of an opportunity to help shape the future of sleep research. The National Institutes of Health, the primary source of funding for medical research in the United States, has issued a Request for Information, which you can view at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-16-312.html. The final date to...

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Conference Details – Beyond Sleepy in the Mile High City!

If you haven’t made your plans yet to attend the Hypersomnia Foundation’s regional conference in Denver—Beyond Sleepy in the Mile High City—you might want to do so today. Tickets are selling fast and seating is limited. The big event is in less than seven weeks!...

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