top of page
Follow Us

New date and collaboration for the IH Awareness Week

The Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week is moving to June 1-7 ! Note: This is a permanent move. The IHAW will be 1-7 June every year.

Hypersomnolence Australia and the Hypersomnia Foundation are coming together to spread awareness about idiopathic hypersomnia (IH). Idiopathic Hypersomnia Day (IH Day) is collaborating with Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week (IHAW). The IHAW will start with the IH Day on June 1st and will conclude on June 7th 2024. We are grateful to be partnering with the Hypersomnia Foundation in our joint efforts to inform and acknowledge idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) on a global scale. IH Day and IHAW mobilizes the IH community to raise awareness, educate, and uplift the voices of those living with idiopathic hypersomnia.

Hypersomnolence Australia first launched the IHAW in 2013. Since its inception, IHAW has united the IH community across 15 countries, fostering awareness and promoting education about IH. The IHAW has translated awareness infographics into 13 different languages.

Together we hope this collaborative action will accelerate the diagnosis process, advance research to find the cause, and reduce stigma.


Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week® (IHAW) champions global awareness and understanding of Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH). It unites the IH community, empowering individuals to share their experiences and elevate their voices.

To participate in Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week go to: for more information. For more information about the IH Day:

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


bottom of page