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Raising Awareness of the Underpinnings of Hypersomnia

Awareness of disease means different things to different people. One’s awareness takes origin in experiences and goals, both personal and professional. Diversity in awareness therefore comprises our community of people who have hypersomnia, their significant others, healthcare professionals, and research scientists. People who have hypersomnia need...

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Antibiotic May Decrease EDS in GABA-Related Hypersomnia

A study of clarithromycin in the treatment of GABA-related hypersomnia indicates that this drug may be effective in some patients with idiopathic hypersomnia (IH), narcolepsy without cataplexy, and subjective hypersomnia. Background The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any drugs for the treatment of IH....

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It’s a Fine Line Between Type 2 Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia… and It’s Getting Even Finer

Researchers have provided more evidence that narcolepsy without cataplexy (Nw/oC ) and idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) without long sleep time (LST) look more alike on testing than do narcolepsy with cataplexy (NwC) and Nw/oC. This research was completed before the publication of the International Classification of Sleep Disorders...

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New Findings in a Large Well-defined Group of People with KLS

Background Kleine Levin syndrome (KLS) is a neuropsychiatric disease that affects about 1 in a million people. Symptoms include hypersomnia, confusion, derealization, hypersexuality, megaphagia, altered mood, and hallucinations that occur during recurrent episodes, with normal sleep, thinking, mood, and behavior between episodes. Most people who have KLS...

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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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