Narcolepsy 360: Betsy Ashcraft

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This is this second of a two-episode series in our deep dive into idiopathic hypersomnia and potential relation to type 2 narcolepsy. This week we are speaking Betsy Ashcraft.

Betsy Ashcraft is a retired lawyer who practiced law for over 20 years specializing in securities and corporate litigation, and capital markets. She is also the mother of a person with idiopathic hypersomnia.

In this episode, Claire and Betsy discuss the journey to get her son properly diagnosed with IH and how originally doctors believed he had narcolepsy. Betsy details the symptoms that she saw in her son that didn’t line up with narcolepsy symptoms and how an article on Dr. David Rye helped her realize he had IH.

Betsy also shares about the programs, awareness work and resources the Hypersomnia Foundation provides to those who are seeking out more information about idiopathic hypersomnia.

To find out more information about Idiopathic hypersomnia go to www.hypersomniafoundation.org. You can Follow Hypersomnia Foundation at @hypersomniafoundation on Instagram and Facebook and @hypersomnianews on Twitter.

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