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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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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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