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Hypersomnia Support Group Events Past and Future

Lunch After October Support Group Meeting


It was a great lunch with Atlanta Support Group members after yesterday’s October support group meeting.  Our support group has grown so much that yesterday, we had our first supporter breakout session!  We look forward to keeping that going.  PWH having a support group meeting and a support group meeting just for supporters too!  If you weren’t able to make it yesterday, we hope to see you on November 5th!  For those who attended, it was wonderful to see you!

Successful Stone Mountain Awake Walk 2016


We want to congratulate the community on a successful Stone Mountain Awake Walk 2016.  We want to thank Sara and appreciate her taking this event on and planning it!  Great job Sara!  It may have poured rain, but we had a sunny good time.  If you were able to join us, it was great to see you.  If you missed this event, we hope to see you soon.  We look forward to doing more social outings like this in the future.

Last Day to book Snooze Cruise 2017 for $50

Today is your last day to secure your dual occupancy cabin for Snooze Cruise 2017 for $50!  However, if you want to buy yourself a few more days, complete the “I’m Interested” form here Anyone who completes this form today will have until our travel agent, Deb, contacts them to put down their $50 deposit.  Every cabin that books gets a $50 on-board credit so what do you have to lose? 

——> For more information on pricing (prices listed are for 2 people), go here

——> And join our Snooze Cruise 2017 Facebook group here:

What is Snooze Cruise 2017?

Snooze Cruise 2017 is a hypersomnia support group retreat.  We will have daily support group meetings for people with hypersomnia and breakout groups just for supporters!  So bring your friends, spouses, children, and family with you!  We are inspired by the overwhelming response we have already received for this support group retreat and have a wonderful group of people and families already booked from all over the nation, and even internationally.  80% new cruisers and so many people who have never even met another person with hypersomnia are looking forward to joining us.  Won’t you join us for this relaxing and empowering support group retreat?  We look forward to Snooze Cruisin’ with you!

Snooze Cruise 2017 Itinerary

Stone Mountain Hypersomnia Awake Walk 2016


Stone Mountain Hypersomnia Awake Walk 2016

Because a Sleep Walk on the Mountain might be dangerous!

Several of us at the recent support group meeting decided to meet and hang out at the base of Stone Mountain.   And we decided that everyone should be invited!  Our plan is to enjoy a picnic at the base of the Walk-Up Trail.  Anyone who wants to hike the 1 mile walk-up trail to the top of the mountain will do so and take a group photo at the top.  Anyone who does not want to climb the mountain may wait at the picnic area at the bottom.  The hiking group will then rejoin the picnic at the bottom.

What to Bring: your own food, drink, sunscreen and chair.  Bring a friend if you want. Bring $15.00/car to park.  Bring appropriate shoes if you want to climb the mountain with some of us.

We aren’t guaranteeing anything other than that we want to meet. We are guaranteeing that we will have a good time!

Where to Meet:  Park at the Confederate Hall Parking Lot (from the main entrance, take a right and the parking lot will be on your left) and we will meet at the picnic table at the base of the Walk-Up Trail.

We look forward to seeing you there!

While on top, 1,686 feet above sea level, enjoy amazing views of downtown Atlanta, the North Georgia mountains and the surrounding area. On a haze-free day, you can see 60 miles from the mountain.

Please Note:

  • Emergency call boxes are located along the trail and in the parking lot.
  • Pets are not allowed on the Walk-Up Trail.
  • This trail is not recommended for people with limiting physical conditions and is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Appropriate footwear should be worn.
  • The mountain is very slippery when wet.
  • If you walk to the top of the mountain and ride down on the Summit Skyride, you will need to walk the 1.1 miles back to the Confederate Hall parking lot.
  • If you ride to the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride and walk down the trail to Confederate Hall, you will need to walk the 1.1 miles back to the Summit Skyride Area.

September Support Group Meeting

Lunch after August Support Group Meeting

It was a great lunch with Atlanta Support Group members after last month’s meeting.  If you weren’t able to make it last time, we hope to see you on September 3rd!  For those who attended, it was wonderful to see you!

August Hypersomnia Support Group Meeting August 2016   August Support Group Lunch 2 August 2016




 Social Security Disability Attorney Anjel Burgess

Anjel Burgess


Did you see August’s meeting with Social Security Disability Attorney Anjel Burgess?  Watch the video session here.



September Support Group Meeting

 Saturday, September 3rd @ 1pm

 Hello Friends!

Our next hypersomnia support group meeting will take place on Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, at Emory Sleep Center, located at 12 Executive Park, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Our meetings will always be held in Building 12, on the 4th floor.  We hope you can join us! 

Please RSVP to email us and let us know you are coming.  Having a rough idea of numbers is helpful.  Partners/spouses/friends/family members are, of course, always welcome to attend.  Also, people deciding at the last minute to attend who have not emailed an RSVP are always welcome.

If you can’t make it to this hypersomnia support group meeting, our meetings are always held on the first Saturday of the month at the same time and location.  Our October meeting will take place on October 1, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you!

Join us for Hypersomnia Snooze Cruise 2017!

We would love to have you join us on the Carnival Triumph as we sail out of New Orleans, LA, and cruise to Mexico from Saturday April 1, 2017 – Thursday April 6, 2017.  People with hypersomnia, narcolepsy, KLS, and all their friends and family are all welcome!  Click here for more information.

Carnival Triumph

8B Balcony Room

Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week 2016

IHAW Header Image

Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness Week (#IHAW2016) is Monday September 5, 2016 – Sunday September 11 2016.  Click here to find out how you can get involved and help spread awareness!

Share our Newsletter!

Know someone who would be interested in receiving our newsletter?  Encourage them to visit our website and sign-up to be a member!  Membership to the Atlanta Hypersomnia Support Group is absolutely free!  You do not have to live in Georgia to sign-up.  While our monthly support group meetings are in Atlanta, our social events can be anywhere from having dinner at a restaurant in Atlanta, to cruising from New Orleans to Mexico on the Carnival Triumph.  Signing up to be a support group member automatically signs you up to receive our newsletter which is free and keeps you informed of all our events!  Visit our website and sign-up to be a member on our homepage today!