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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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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! – 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! – October 2018

In this month’s “In Case You Missed It,” we highlight some of the most important news and social media posts about the Hypersomnia Foundation, idiopathic hypersomnia, and other sleep disorders from the past 4-5 weeks. From a planned HF educational meeting in Seattle in June...

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In Case You Missed It! – September 2018

In case you missed it, here are highlights from our social media to keep you up-to-date! From HF board members raising hypersomnia awareness at the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation Conference to an insightful commentary from a science writer living with IH, we’ve got you covered! A DAY...

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Board Member Amy Haraden Speaks About Living with IH at SLEEP2 Conference

On June 3, 2017, Board Member Amy Haraden participated in a Patient Panel at the SLEEP2 (PCORI) Conference organized by Project Sleep. SLEEP2 is a project co-led by the University of Arizona, the Sleep Research Network, and Project Sleep and is funded by the Patient-Centered...

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