Idiopathic Hypersomnia: A disorder of extreme sleepiness.

Posted on September 1, 2017 by kerri

In previous articles, we’ve covered more “well-known” sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Idiopathic hypersomnia is another sleep disorder that can impact a person’s life, both day and night. Hypersomnia is a condition in which a person needs a greater amount of sleep than average—idiopathic means the cause of the condition, or need … Continue reading “Idiopathic Hypersomnia: A disorder of extreme sleepiness.”

Sleep Awareness Month: What is Narcolepsy?

Posted on March 23, 2017 by kerri

Last year, I read my friend Julie Flygare‘s book, Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy—I did not know a lot about narcolepsy, and learning through Julie’s first person perspective certainly helped things make more sense to me. Julie is a fierce advocate for raising awareness of narcolepsy, a neurological disorder that causes excessive sleepiness … Continue reading “Sleep Awareness Month: What is Narcolepsy?”