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Ask The Doctor: Idiopathic Hypersomnia vs Type 2 Narcolepsy

Question: Is there an overlap between idiopathic hypersomnia and type 2 narcolepsy? Answer: The short answer to this question is yes. The only way to definitively distinguish idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) from type 2 narcolepsy (T2N) is the number of sleep-onset REM periods (SOREMPs) on diagnostic testing. However,...

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Act Today and Let Your Voice Be Heard

Very recently, the Hypersomnia Foundation became aware of an opportunity to help shape the future of sleep research. The National Institutes of Health, the primary source of funding for medical research in the United States, has issued a Request for Information, which you can view at: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HL-16-312.html. The final date to...

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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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Idiopathic Hypersomnia Symposium at the World Association of Sleep Medicine Meeting

A symposium entitled, “Idiopathic Hypersomnia: Past, Present and Future,” and co-chaired by Drs. Michel Billiard (Montpellier, France) and Sona Nevsimalova (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic), took place at the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) biannual conference in Valencia, Spain, on October 2, 2013. Approximately 130...

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