Idiopathic Hypersomnia

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Dr. David Rye Presents at 2013 Narcolepsy Network

Dr. David Rye's 2013 session at the Narcolepsy Network conference entitled: What's in a Name? Understanding the Origins of the Terminologies for the Family of Hypersomnias. A fascinating examination of semantics and the signs and symptoms of hypersomnia. Recorded by: Diana Kimmel Edited by: Jennifer Beard Uploaded with...

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Parallels Between Progressive Rock and Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Katie Gleason does an excellent job sharing how idiopathic hypersomnia feels to her in a featured essay on stereoembersmagazine.com. I was diagnosed with ADHD before idiopathic hypersomnia, but I suspect the hypersomnia only increases the attention-deficit and general cognitive dysfunction issues associated with ADHD, and my...

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Can Actigraphy Help to Differentiate People with Narcolepsy from People with Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

Why is this study important? Type 1 narcolepsy (T1N) and idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) are both disorders of central hypersomnolence. Even though the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, third edition, includes a finding of 11 hours of sleep during a 24-hour period (as measured by actigraphy for at least 7...

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Does Modafinil Improve Sleepiness in People with IH without Long Sleep Time?

Background In Europe, modafinil used to be available as a treatment for the excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) associated with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH). However, in 2010, the European Medicines Agency (EMA, the equivalent of the Food and Drug Administration in the United States) changed the labeling, and...

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Summary of Research into Clarithromycin as a Hypersomnia Treatment

GABA is known to promote sleep and decreased consciousness, and many patients with CNS hypersomnia have been found to have endogenous GABA-A receptor hyper-reactivity.  Flumazenil, a known GABA-A antagonist, has been shown to reduce symptoms in these patients, but its use may be impractical; therefore,...

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