What’s in a Name? Understanding the Origins of the Terminologies for the Family of Hypersomnias
Dr. David Rye’s 2013 session at the Narcolepsy Network conference entitled: What’s in a Name? Understanding the Origins of the Terminologies for the Family of Hypersomnias. This video is a fascinating examination of semantics and the signs and symptoms of hypersomnia.
“Narcolepsy, real narcolepsy, narcolepsy with cataplexy is under the Hypersomnias, but narcolepts don’t sleep anymore over 24hrs than anyone else does, that’s been shown in numerous studies…. Hypersomnia means too much sleep, excessive sleep! But narcolepsy is put under the label of hypersomnia???? That’s where the problem starts, and where the problem perpetuates….. The naming problem begins with the continued recognition of genuine hypocretin deficient, type 1 narcolepsy as a hypersomnia” Dr David Rye
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