7-13th SEPTEMBER 2020

The most important annual event for Idiopathic Hypersomnia is the Worldwide Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week® hosted by Hypersomnolence Australia. It is held annually in the first full week in September.

 

The Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week®’s social media is the central hub for the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week event so make sure to "like" our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram

 

It is the mission of Worldwide Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week® to raise awareness and to help improve the level of education of Idiopathic Hypersomnia among the general public, people with Hypersomnia, and medical professionals. Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week® is hosted by Hypersomnolence Australia and actively encourages other people and organisations to join in this effort. After all, we have similar goals and we champion this cause for the same reasons. We believe the key to success is a unified voice under one banner.

The IHAW is a truly worldwide event. We have worked with Ambassadors in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Japan, and Australasia. 

 

If you are an individual, group, or organisation and would like to hold an appropriate awareness event you can register your event by completing this form. 

 

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The Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week is a Worldwide collaborative event. If there are any individuals or organisations that would like to get involved or share their ideas please contact us at ihaweek@gmail.com

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The Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week® is a registered Trademark in the United States and Australia and is recognised throughout the world as Idiopathic Hypersomnia's most significant annual awareness raising event. We are a non-profit organisation that does not receive funding and we do not charge membership. To allow us to continue to host this very important event we need your help! 

How does the IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA AWARENESS WEEK® Logo represent Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

The wavy line means more than you might think!


While there may not yet be any biomarkers or other clinical tests that can confirm Idiopathic Hypersomnia various research over the years shows that people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia, (particularly the complete form) typically have more “slow wave sleep” (also referred to as “deep sleep”) than the average person.

Delta waves, like other brain waves, are recorded by EEG during
an overnight sleep study (polysomnogram). Delta waves are usually associated with the deep sleep experienced during stage 3 of NREM sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep (SWS). Below is an example of what delta waves look like during Slow Wave Sleep (stage 3).

I guess you can see now how we came up with the image in our logo but did you notice that the shape of the “delta waves”  in the IHAW logo depicts a horizontal face?

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The IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA AWARENESS WEEK® logo represents Idiopathic Hypersomnia in two ways. The delta waves represent the typical increased slow wave sleep experienced by people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia and the horizontal sleeping face is representative of the people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia.

Talinka Hill is the graphic designer responsible for the IDIOPATHIC HYPERSOMNIA AWARENESS WEEK® logo. We are extremely grateful to her for volunteering her time and talent to this project.

Want to help raise awareness but you don

Share the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week 2020 Media Release with your local media and other online media platforms.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Don't forget to follow the IHAW
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ADD A FACEBOOK FRAME TO YOUR PROFILE PIC
 Click on one of the two below. 
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WE ALSO HAVE A FACEBOOK COVER PHOTO
Check out the IHAW FACEBOOK PAGE

Click on a sign below to download a copy.
Take a photo of you holding it and share it online.

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Write in the space in the middle what living with Idiopathic Hypersomnia is like for you.
Take a photo of you holding it and share it online.

 

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Below is an example of something you can write in the space

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When sharing your photos use #LivingWithIdiopathicHypersomnia and/or #IHAW #IdiopathicHypersomniaAwareness 
You can also send us your photo and we will share it on our social media too! 
 

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Great way to raise awareness! TShirts are available from the HA Store. Just $20 + postage to anywhere in Australia. 
We can custom order TShirts for people living outside of Australia. If you are interested email us at ihaweek@gmail.com

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Help raise awareness and have FUN!
Join us for a virtual murder mystery 
Click here for more details  

View and Download a copy of Hypersomnolence Australia's Idiopathic Hypersomnia Factsheet

You can also download a copy of Hypersomnolence Australia and Hypersomnia Foundation Idiopathic Hypersomnia Trifold Brochures.

Summary pages are available for each of the past Awareness Weeks: IHAW2019IHAW2018,  IHAW2017IHAW2016

For a summary of the IHAW from 2013 -2015 click here.

Images to download and share

There are more images you can share on the other IHAW pages - links above and also on our Living with Idiopathic Hypersomnia page

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Norwegian                                                          Indonesian                                                         Dutch 

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Hva er idiopatisk hypersomni?

Sleep Drunkenness in Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Søvn Drukkenskap i idiopatisk hypersomni.

IH affects every part of a sufferers life

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Hva er idiopatisk hypersomni?

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What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Apakah Hipersomnia Idiopatik itu ?

Sleep Drunkenness in Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Mabuk tidur pada Hipersomnia Idiopatik.

Did you know? Tahukah Anda? Penderita Hipersomnia Idiopatik biasanya memiliki kualitas tidur yang lebih baik daripada orang normal ; meskipun waktu tidur mereka lebih dari 10 jam, penderita akan bangun dengan perasaan seperti tidak tidur sama sekali.

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Apakah Hipersomnia Idiopatik itu ?

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What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Wat is Idiopahtische Hypersomnie?

Sleep Drunkenness in Idiopathic Hypersomnia Slaap dronkenschap bij Idiopathische Hypersomnie

"The hardest thing I do every day" "Het moeilijkste wat ik elke dag doe is wakker worden en wakker blijven."

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Wat is Idiopahtische Hypersomnie?

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Japanese                                                     Portuguese                                                             Hebrew

特発性過眠症とは何でしょうか What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

特発性過眠症 Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Facts about treatment.

特発性過眠症における睡眠酩酊 Sleep Drunkenness in Idiopathic Hypersomnia

特発性過眠症とは何でしょうか What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

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What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? O que é Hipersonia Idiopática?

Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Facts About Treatment HIPERSONIA IDIOPÁTICA: FATOS SOBRE O TRATAMENTO

"The hardest thing I do every day" "A coisa mais difícil que eu faço todos os dias é acordar e me manter acordado”

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? O que é Hipersonia Idiopática?

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What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? מהי היפרסומניה אידיופתית

Sleep Drunkenness in Idiopathic Hypersomnia. שכרות שינה כתסמין במחלה היפרסומניה אידיופתית (IH)

Did you know? הידעת?

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? מהי היפרסומניה אידיופתית

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What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Che cos'è l'Ipersonnia idiopatica

Sleep Drunkenness in Idiopathic Hypersomnia. L'ubriachezza del sonno nell'ipersonnia idiopatica

"The hardest thing I do everyday..." "La cosa più difficile che faccio ogni giorno è svegliarmi e rimanere sveglio"

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Che cos'è l'Ipersonnia idiopatica

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What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia
What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Qué es la Hipersomnia Idiopática?

Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Facts About Treatment HIPERSOMNIA IDIOPÁTICA: TRATAMIENTO

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"The hardest thing I do everyday..." ""Lo más difícil que hago todos los días es despertarme y permanecer despierto"

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What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Qué es la Hipersomnia Idiopática?

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What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Was ist Idiopathische Hypersomnie

Sleep Drunkenness in Idiopathic Hypersomnia. Schlaftrunkenheit bei Idiopathischer Hypersomnie

"The hardest thing I do everyday..." Das schwierigste das ich jeden Tag mache, ist aufzuwachen und wach zu bleiben.

What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Was ist Idiopathische Hypersomnie

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French                                                              Finnish                                                                    

Qu'est-ce que c’est l'hypersomnie idiopathique (HI)? What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

Hypersomnie idiopathique: faits sur le traitement Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Facts about Treatment

"La chose la plus difficile que je fais chaque jour est de me réveiller et puis de rester réveillé" Hardest thing I do everyday...

Qu'est-ce que c’est l'hypersomnie idiopathique (HI)? What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

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Mikä on Idiopaattinen Hypersomnia? What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

Idiopaattinen Hypersomnia - Faktoja Hoidosta. Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Facts about Treatment

Kaikkein vaikein asia minkä teen päivittäin on herääminen ja hereillä pysyminen. Hardest thing I do...

Mikä on Idiopaattinen Hypersomnia? What is Idiopathic Hypersomnia?

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We would like to thank all those in the Idiopathic Hypersomnia community that helped translate our posters.
Dr Makoto Honda - Japanese                                 Dr Meillyssa Chandra Hutabarat - Indonesian       Tom Helge Rasmussen Uhlen - Norwegian 
Dr Andréia Welter - Portuguese (Brazil)                  José Silveira and Charo Rey - Spanish                 Stav Rokach - Hebrew        
Massimo Zenti and Fabio Cecchinato - Italian          Seline Stokkelaar - Dutch                                   Anna Paczulla - German

Alexandra Katharina Nothnagel - French                 Milo (HiisikoloART) - Finnish

If there is a language that you can help us translate our posters into please email us at ihaweek@gmail.com