Resources on a range of topics relevant to Living Idiopathic Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy. Check back here regularly as we add to our library.
Idiopathic Hypersomnia Factsheet - Click here to view and download a copy of our IH Factsheet.
Our Factsheet was written by HA's director Michelle Chadwick and has been vetted and is endorsed by Professor Ron Grunstein, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP, and international Idiopathic Hypersomnia researcher Professor Karel Šonka MD, DSc.
Narcolepsy Factsheet - Click here to view and download a copy of our Narcolepsy Factsheet.
Our Factsheet has been vetted and is endorsed by Professor Ron Grunstein, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRACP.
What is sleep drunkenness/sleep inertia? - read our news post When waking up is the hardest thing you do every day.
Have you been diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia and live in Australia or NZ?
Hypersomnolence Australia holds the only patient registry of people diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia in Australia. Click here to learn more.
Looking for support or to connect with others Living with Idiopathic Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy? Learn about our Living with IH and Living with Narcolepsy community groups.
Looking for stories and perspectives written by people living with IH or people living with Narcolepsy? Our Living with IH and Living with Narcolepsy pages are a place where you will find stories and other expressions by people living with Idiopathic Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy. We hope that their stories will help you on your journey.
Interested in advocacy and awareness? Our Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence (CDH) Advocacy and Awareness Registry is a unique resource for those in the Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia communities. Here, you can register for opportunities to participate in advocacy and awareness initiatives to support causes that matter to you. Whether you're interested in research, raising awareness, providing support, or taking action, this is the place to start. Learn more.
Want to write to policymakers? Click here for information that can help.
Top 12 Tips for Living with Hypersomnia - Practical advice for people living with idiopathic hypersomnia and narcolepsy, and their carers, and treating doctors.
Dexamphetamine - read our news post "Why is my Dex not working"? This information is also relevant to other amphetamine-based medications, eg; methylphenidate (Ritalin).
Modafinil and Armodafinil - read our news post "Modafinil/Armodafinil - Birth Control and Pregnancy"
Electrolytes and Dehydration - people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH) and narcolepsy are particularly susceptible to dehydration and therefore electrolyte imbalances. Learn how this can make hypersomnia symptoms worse or more difficult to manage - and how to avoid it.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) - What is a MSLT, and what it does and doesn't tell a sleep physician.
FAQ - We have put together a general list of frequently asked questions that you may find helpful.
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