The Hypersomnia Foundation is committed to improving
the lives of people living with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH)
and related sleep disorders.
Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) is a chronic neurological sleep disorder, causing excessive daytime sleepiness despite adequate, or more typically, long sleep amounts (more than 9-10 hours in a 24-hour period). People with IH often struggle to wake, despite setting multiple alarms, and have difficulty rising from bed (called sleep inertia). They may start the day feeling extremely groggy (sometimes referred to as sleep drunk), and can experience significantly reduced focus and concentration during waking hours (called brain fog).
People suffering from idiopathic hypersomnia often live without a correct diagnosis for a long time, blaming themselves and struggling to maintain work, studies and relationships.
“I’ve just been diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia. What does this mean?”
The Hypersomnia Foundation has compiled FIVE THINGS FOR YOU TO KNOW to give you the information and resources you need to help you take the first steps forward in understanding and coping with your new diagnosis.
The Hypersomnia Foundation is here to support people with hypersomnias, their families and their supporters. HF has compiled and created many free resources, such as informational brochures and educational tools, to help with aspects of your daily lives that are affected by living with a hypersomnia or supporting someone who does.
July 29, 2022
If you’ve missed any of the latest news we’ve shared through our social media this month, don’t worry! Get up to date with this edition of “In Case You Missed It!” WELCOME!: Dr.... read >
June 29, 2022
Earlier this month, 586 people attended the Hypersomnia Foundation 2022 #BeyondSleepy Conference for people with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) and related sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy... read >
June 29, 2022
If you’ve missed any of the latest news we’ve shared through our social media this month, don’t worry! Get up to date with this edition of “In Case You Missed It!” TRIAL UPDATE:... read >
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