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In Case You Missed It! – July 2019

Keep up to date with the news we’ve shared via social media in this month’s “In Case You Missed It!” URGENT: Health authorities warn that modafinil may cause fetal harm. CONGRATULATIONS: Dr. Caroline Maness of Emory University is the first recipient of the Hypersomnia Foundation’s...

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Ask the Doctor: What Are the Emory Sleep Researchers Looking for in Spinal Fluid?

Why do Emory University’s sleep researchers perform spinal tap procedures on sleepy patients? What is the “sleepy juice” they’re looking for in the spinal fluid? Does it have anything to do with prostaglandins? An expert answers all these questions! We are delighted to have Dr....

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Summary of “Establishing the Objective Sleep Phenotype in Hypersomnolence Disorder [IH] with and without Comorbid Major Depression”

David Plante, MD, PhD, HF MAB member It can be challenging for doctors to distinguish between idiopathic hypersomnia and depression. It is also possible for one patient to have both conditions. Researchers are looking for better ways to tell the difference between the two so...

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In Case You Missed It! – March 2019

Happy March! Did you know that March is Women’s History Month? While you are celebrating all the amazing women throughout history this entire month, don’t forget that there are also lots of other fun (and offbeat) celebrations in March, including National Pi Day (3.14 or...

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How Does GABA Affect Hypersomnia? Part 2 of Our Video Series Explains!

What is GABA? What role does it play in sleep? And is GABA activity increased by something in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with hypersomnia? We are very pleased to present Part 2 of a new two-part series by neuroscientist Amanda Freeman, PhD, of Emory...

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