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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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See How Our Hypersomnia Patient Registry Has Helped Researchers!

You’ve participated, and NOW THERE ARE RESULTS! Our hypersomnia-specific patient registry, which was established at CoRDS (Coordination for Rare Diseases at Sanford) in 2016 and which has grown to nearly 1,500 participants, has already helped researchers in their efforts to unlock the mysteries of rare sleep...

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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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7th International Narcolepsy Symposium Includes IH! (Part 1 of 2)

The 7th International Symposium on Narcolepsy, held in Boston earlier this fall, gathered both basic and clinical researchers from around the globe so they could share their latest findings with each other to help advance the field. Representatives from several patient support groups, including the...

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In Case You Missed It! – December 2018

As the end of 2018 draws near, we know that your family and other social obligations can take over your life. So the Hypersomnia Foundation is here to make things easier and more joyful! In this month’s “In Case You Missed It!,” we highlight some...

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In Case You Missed It! – November 2018

As the holidays draw near, we know that life can get more hectic. So we’re here to make your life less stressful and more thankful! In this month’s “In Case You Missed It!,” we highlight some of the most important news and social media posts...

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