Are you a graphic designer looking for a great opportunity? Are you interested in giving back to the community?

We are looking for someone to design the graphic artwork for the 2016 Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week.

In return for your professional graphic design you will not only be giving back to the community you will have the opportunity to add something awesome to your portfolio that will be the centrepiece for our international event reaching thousands of people from all areas of the community, all over the world!

You will naturally be fully credited with your name and details (website etc if you have one) added to our website and social media. We will also make special social media posts dedicated entirely to you, your work and your generous contribution!

This year’s theme is “Let’s change the prognosis”. With no cure and no appropriate medications the prognosis is not great. This year we will be focusing on what we can do to make the most of living with Idiopathic Hypersomnia. The colours and design is totally up to you, but keep in mind the event is “Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week 2016” and the date is “5-11 September 2016”.  If you have more than one idea please send them all in. We will be putting all of the designs we receive before a panel and the one with the most votes will win.

We would like to see your design/s in the appropriate sizes for a Facebook cover and profile pic as well as a Twitter cover and twitter post (4 separate pic’s).

If you have any questions or would like to take part in this great opportunity please send your design/s to Michelle at before June 30th. We hope to make a decision by the first week of July.

Click here to read about Idiopathic Hypersomnia 

Community Lottery

Tickets on sale online now. The total prize pool is worth $360,000 and they are ONLY $2 A TICKET!
All proceeds go towards Hypersomnolence Australia's Help us change the prognosis fundraising campaign*

Click on the link to purchase your tickets

The prize list is amazing! There are cars, Harvey Norman shopping spree worth $35,000, $20,000 travel voucher, Home Landscape Package worth $20,000, Complete Home Theatre System worth over $12,000, Kitchen Appliance Packages ranging from $5738 to almost $11,000 and loads more. Click here for a full list of all the prizes

*For more details about our campaign and what we are specifically raising funds for click here


We have desperately outgrown the capabilities of this website. To be able to continue with the work we do we need your help! We have launched a crowd funding campaign on to help us raise the money needed to work with website developers to create a NEW purpose built website. Our goal is to develop a website that provides much needed advice and information based on the concerns that patients have raised with us directly and via our patient survey. We also plan on working with professionals to put together an information brochure with the aim to distribute them to relevant doctors and health care professionals and patients. 

For more information about how you can help us to continue to do the work required to assist people with Idiopathic Hypersomnia live the best life possible check out our campaign

Please share our poster with a link to the campaign with your family, friends and contacts.


Feburary 25th 2016

We have reached Stage 1 of our “Help us change the prognosis” campaign. Thank you so much to all our generous donors! With your help we have raised $1500.00 of our $5150.00 budget for the website!... READ MORE 


Finding it difficult to understand Idiopathic Hypersomnia? Having trouble explaining it to others? Our fact sheet is a brief overview of what IH is, what the typical symptoms are and where you can go for help and further information.
Click on the link to download a printable copy


or check the FACT SHEET out here 

Daytime Sleepiness - Finding the Cause

Hypersomnolence Australia is often asked questions like “what tests should I ask my doctor for?” and “what else should my doctor consider could be the cause of my sleepiness?” So we decided who better to ask than a doctor! From that discussion we complied a list of the most common causes of daytime sleepiness to help patients and doctors find the cause. 

Have you had these possible causes of daytime sleepiness ruled out?

Check the list out here or

Click on the link for your copy of "Daytime Sleepiness - Finding the Cause" that you can print out and share it with your doctor. 

Hyper Sleep News

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Hypersomnolence Australia's articles on the latest news and information you need to know, read them here

You may be wondering how our new logo relates to Hypersomnolence Australia or indeed Idiopathic Hypersomnia.

Check out the story behind 

Hypersomnolence Australia's logo design

Did You Find the Information On Our Website Helpful?

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"It's the everyday reality that I just feel I'm not getting as much out of life as I could be..."

In this video UK Dr Anu Bhatia is spot on with the 3 main symptoms of Idiopathic Hypersomnia with long sleep. Prolonged nighttime sleep (typically 12-14hrs), difficultly waking up and feeling unrefreshed and disorientated (sleep drunkenness) and excessive daytime *sleeping* - actually sleeping during the day not just tired or sleepy. Anne the young women in the video who is diagnosed with Idiopathic Hypersomnia says something I'm sure everyone with Idiopathic Hypersomnia can relate to:

"It's the everyday reality that I just feel I'm not getting as much out of life as I could be, because I'm tired or because I'm sleeping for half the day where I would rather be doing something else." - Anne

Is Idiopathic Hypersomnia/Hypersomnolence a Rare Disease?

We are often asked is Hypersomnia/Hypersomnolence a Rare Disease? and the answer is YES IT IS! Check out the Idiopathic Hypersomnolence page on Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).


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Moonee Ponds VIC 

For an appointment call 03 9326-0168

Hypersomnolence Australia is a registered Not For Profit Health Promotion Charity 

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The Trustee for Hypersomnolence Australia is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)
from 01 Jul 2013. It is covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment 
Act 1997