Welcome to the Hypersomnia Foundation’s library of videos and podcasts related to idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) and other rare sleep disorders. These materials feature presentations by sleep medicine experts and scientific researchers, interviews of people actually living with sleep disorders, and in-depth media reports about IH and other sleep disorders. They include presentations given by sleep medicine experts at awareness and educational conferences hosted by the Hypersomnia Foundation.
Simply choose a topic by clicking on the images below. For further details about each, just click “Details.” In some cases, transcripts, PowerPoint slides, or other related resources may also be available.
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The Hypersomnia Foundation's Conference Videos
2021 January – Your Best Self: New Ways of Thinking About Disability & Support – Hypersomnia Foundation’s Virtual Educational Event
2020 October – The Research Continues – Hypersomnia Foundation’s Virtual Hypersomnia Educational Event
2018 June – “IH and Disability: What You Need to Know” – Anjel Burgess, a disability attorney, discusses her work advising clients, including idiopathic hypersomnia patients, on their rights and obligations with respect to long-term disability.
2018 June – “Participating in a Clinical Trial” – Veronica Moore, MA, Clinical Manager IQVIA Patient Advocacy/Insights Lead
2018 June – Thanh Dang-Vu, MD, PhD, HF MAB Member – “Structural and Functional Brain Alterations in Idiopathic Hypersomnia”
2018 June – Andrew Jenkins, PhD – “IH and GABA” (Note: please refer to the PDF of his slides, below, which is updated compared to the version presented in the video.)
2018 June – Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc, HF MAB Chair – “Conventional (and Not-So-Conventional) Treatments for Idiopathic Hypersomnia”
2018 June – David Rye, MD, PhD, HF SAB Chair – “A Bird’s Eye View: Progress & Challenges in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Idiopathic Hypersomnia”
Non-HF Conference / Research / Education Videos
2020 October – Michelle Emrich, MD – “A Doctor’s Once Agile Brain Broken by IH” – Video courtesy of Michelle Emrich
2019 March – Lisa Massey, Program Manager, Office of Strategic Planning, NORD – “How to Make Your Health Insurance Work for You”
2018 September – David Rye, MD, PhD, HF SAB Chair – “Narcolepsy & Its Borderland: New Insights Into the Origins of Persistent Sleepiness.”
2019 February – Georgia Public Broadcasting Features IH and David Rye, MD, PhD – “Your Fantastic Mind”
2018 August – BBC News Highlights IH With a Video! – “Idiopathic Hypersomnia: When 40 Winks Turns Into 48 Hours of Sleep”
2015 April – CNN Features IH in Sleep Series – Part 3 of 3 “Improving Your Health Could Help You Sleep Better”
2012 November – Today Show Features Teenager With KLS – “Real-Life ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Slept 64 Days in a Row”
2019 April – Wake Up Narcolepsy Features Betsy Ashcraft, HF Board Member – “Narcolepsy 360” – IH Series Part 2 of 2
2019 April – Wake Up Narcolepsy Features David Rye, MD, PhD, HF SAB Chair – “Narcolepsy 360” – IH Series Part 1 of 2
2018 December – Wake Up Narcolepsy Features Kiran Maski, MD, MPH (HF and WUN MAB Member) – “Narcolepsy 360”