Rapid Rx Quiz: Idiopathic Hypersomnia

Heidi Moawad, MD


August 23, 2023

Idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) is a chronic, debilitating condition that includes long nocturnal sleep and/or daytime naps, unrefreshing sleep, difficulty awakening, cognitive dysfunction, and autonomic symptoms. These symptoms profoundly affect daytime functioning and quality of life. Despite IH's incapacitating nature, diagnostic delays are common, further contributing to its burden.

Until recently, there were no drugs approved specifically for IH; however, new clinical trial data have resulted in the first approval of a treatment for IH in the United States. Healthcare providers must be aware of these recent data so that it can influence the safe, effective management of IH.

How much do you know about recent advances in the treatment of IH? Learn more with this brief quiz.


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