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Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Monday, September 09, 2019
Idiopathic Hypersomnia by Dr. Zorn. Idiopathic Hypersomnia is a rare condition of unknown etiology. It is thus like what Narcolepsy was over 20 years ago until researchers discovered that Narcolepsy was due to a deficiency of an excitatory neurotransmitter called orexin. Like Narcolepsy, Idiopathic Hypersomnia tends to have its onset in the teen's or twenties and has an association wi ..