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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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In Case You Missed It! – June 2019

Keep up to date with the news we’ve shared via social media with the sleep disorder community in this month’s “In Case You Missed It!” SUCCESS:  Read about the recently approved legislation that will provide important funding for sleep research. CONGRATULATIONS: Meet the recipients...

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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! – May 2019

In this month’s “In Case You Missed It!”, keep up to date with news we’ve shared with the sleep disorder community via social media this past month. So don’t worry if you’ve missed anything – we’ve got you covered!   CHECK OUT THE UPDATED DETAILS OF OUR...

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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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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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