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Ask the Doctor: IH, CFS and Fibromyalgia – How Do They Differ?

Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc, of Emory University, and the Chair of our MAB What’s the difference between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and idiopathic hypersomnia (IH)? How do they differ from fibromyalgia? And how many people with IH also have CFS or fibromyalgia? A medical...

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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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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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In Case You Missed It! – February 2019

Happy February! This month is full of celebrations – the Lunar New Year (it’s the Year of the Pig), Black History Month, Presidents’ Day, and the sweetest day of all – Valentine’s Day! But since February is also the shortest month, that means you won’t...

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7th International Narcolepsy Symposium Includes IH! (Part 2 of 2)

In December’s SomnusNooze, we featured Part 1 of a 2-part Summary of the research findings presented at the 7th International Symposium on Narcolepsy, which was held earlier this fall in Boston. Prominent sleep medicine researchers and physicians, pharmaceutical company executives and representatives from patient advocacy...

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What Is GABA? How Does It Affect Hypersomnia? A New Video Series Explains!

Amanda Freeman, PhD What is GABAA? And how does it affect hypersomnia? We are very pleased to present a two-part video series by neuroscientist Amanda Freeman, PhD, of Emory University, which describes, in layman’s terms, exactly how y-aminobutyric acid, better known as GABA, affects sleep....

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In Case You Missed It! – January 2019

Happy 2019! As we welcome the new year, we at the Hypersomnia Foundation have resolved to make things easier for our followers! In this month’s “In Case You Missed It!,” we highlight some of the most important news and social media posts about the HF,...

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