Julie Flygare represented patient advocacy organization Project Sleep at the 7th International Symposium on Narcolepsy, reports her blog.
There was an important discussion throughout the meeting regarding improving the classification and understanding of type 2 narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia. Increasingly, research is indicating that the MSLT (daytime portion of the 24 sleep study) may not be the best way to test for and classify individuals with type 2 narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia (IH). Studies are showing that if an individual goes back for a second MSLT, the results may not be consistent with the first. This creates a lot of confuson for individuals and doctors.