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Ask the Doctor: Do Women’s Hormones Affect Their Hypersomnia?

Can menstrual cycles trigger hypersomnia episodes? Can taking hormones tame these symptoms? And does IH affect more women than men? We are delighted to have our Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Isabelle Arnulf, a Professor of Neurology at the Sorbonne University and one of the...

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Ask the Doctor – Drug Patents

Although the Hypersomnia Foundation is not currently accepting new submissions for its Ask the Doctor series, we are working to answer previously submitted questions that are of general interest to our hypersomnia community. Today we have Andrew Powell, Esquire, a longtime pharmaceutical company executive (and...

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Ask the Doctor: What Is POTS, and What Does It Have to Do with Hypersomnia?

Although the Hypersomnia Foundation is not currently accepting new submissions for its Ask the Doctor series, we are working to answer previously submitted questions that are of general interest to our hypersomnia community. Today we have Dr. Mitchell Miglis of Stanford, a renowned expert in...

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“Ask the Doctor” Discontinued

Dear Reader: On behalf of the Hypersomnia Foundation, we would like to first thank you for your submissions to the “Ask the Doctor” column. It is with regret that we also extend an apology for not yet responding to all the submitted questions. Unfortunately, the high...

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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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