Julie Bloch Johnson got diagnosed shortly after college. Getting other doctors to believe her was the challenge.
People with idiopathic hypersomnia feel sleepy all the time, even after a full night’s rest. Learn more about this rare condition.
You're sleepy all day long, even when you sleep all night. Your doctors can tell you whether it's idiopathic hypersomnia, but it'll take some diagnosing.
Living with idiopathic hypersomnia can make daily life difficult. Here are a few tips to help you through your day.
With idiopathic hypersomnia, it’s hard to get to a diagnosis, much less an effective treatment. Learn what you need to know to take control of your care.
Always feel tired, even after a full night’s rest? How will your doctor rule out other sleep disorders like narcolepsy and sleep apnea?
Idiopathic hypersomnia and narcolepsy are often considered to be the same disease. But there are some key differences. Here’s what you need to know.
Experts are still trying to figure out what causes this sleeping disorder. Learn clues about what might bring on IH.
Medications and lifestyle changes can help keep you alert and awake when all you feel like doing is sleeping.
Meds for excessive daytime sleepiness can have a tremendous effect on a person’s quality of life, but it’s important to also know their side effects.
You don't have to suffer with symptoms. Your health care team can help you find treatments that work for you.
More than a third of people with idiopathic hypersomnia experience sleep inertia. Here’s how to cope with this common symptom.
Idiopathic hypersomnia can make it hard to have a social life. Learn how to communicate so you can stay connected to the people important to you.
IH can make keeping plans difficult. But isolation from friends can also lead to depression. Here’s how to balance sleepiness with your social life.
Living with this condition can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. Here are strategies that can help.
Road-test your driving ability and boost alertness to make driving safer for you.