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Antidote For Hypersomnia May Be On The Horizon
2012-11-22 05:49:40

[ Watch the Video: Waking Sleeping Beauty ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by scientists at Emory University found that some patients who suffer from hypersomnia also have an antidote in their cerebrospinal fluid that works similarly to a sleeping pill. In particular, hypersomnia occurs when individuals have a higher need for sleep. This sleep disorder will make it difficult for people to wake up, with some sleeping over 70 hours. The effects...

2010-12-17 17:06:42

Danish sleep researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research have examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hypersomnia in one of the largest studies of its kind. The sleep disorder has far-reaching consequences for both the individual and society as a whole. Hypersomnia is characterised by excessive tiredness during the day. Patients who suffer from the disorder are extremely sleepy and need to take a nap several times a...

2010-11-02 09:10:00

WALLINGFORD, Conn., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The fifth edition of the medical reference book Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, edited by Gaylord Sleep Medicine physician Meir H. Kryger, MD was released November 1 by Elsevier Publishing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100317/NE71501LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100317/NE71501LOGO ) The latest edition of Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine includes a multimedia website and reviews how to...

2010-06-08 18:40:25

Excessive sleepiness is more common in the U.S. than in Europe, which raises concerns for public health and safety, according to a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 8, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that 19.5 percent of U.S. adults reported having moderate to excessive sleepiness, which was comparable between men and women.  Furthermore, 11 percent of...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- June is Great Outdoors Month and, across the nation, people are being encouraged to get out and about. For many, sports activities are a great way to get outdoors. But for tens of thousands of people every year, sports such as cycling, baseball, basketball and skateboarding can result in head injuries such as concussions(1). The impact of a concussion can be felt even years after the injury and may include long-term excessive sleepiness during...

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