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SomnusNooze Tag: hypersomnia research
Background How do our brains control when we go to sleep and when we wake up? Previous studies have tried to answer this question, but, despite years of research, our understanding of this process is incomplete. Therefore, the goal of this study was to... read >
Background According to the Narcolepsy Network, although it affects more than 200,000 people in the US, narcolepsy is estimated to be undiagnosed or untreated in 75% of people with the disorder. This lack of recognition leads to delays in effective... read >
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... read >
In a paper published in the November 21, 2012, edition of Science Translational Medicine, Dr. David Rye and a team of researchers from Emory University announced their discovery of a substance in the cerebrospinal fluid of 32 people with idiopathic... read >