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Hypersomnias

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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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