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?”

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. For example, surveys conducted by the NSF reveal that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders, and 60% … Continue reading “Are you feeling sleepy? March is Sleep Awareness Month!”