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Doctors Are Prescribing A 'Date Rape Drug' For This Medical Condition

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.27.2016 | Science

At 20 years old, Trinity Hamilton thought she was living a charmed life. It was 1996, and after practicing with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago for less...

How Can People With Narcolepsy Drive Safely?

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 11.29.2016 | Science

For many people, avoiding fatigued driving means staying off the roads after pulling an all-nighter. But imagine driving when you have narcolepsy, a b...

This Kind Of Narcolepsy Is Like 'Being Awake Inside A Corpse'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living

For some people, sleep can actually attack. As many as 200,000 people in the U.S. are thought to have are thought to have some form of narcolepsy, a c...

Things People With Narcolepsy Love to Hear! Just Kidding.

Jessica Larson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Larson

Oh okay. That's a super suggestion because my doctor is actually Dr. Who! I'll just make an appointment with him and demand that he team up with Harry Potter to advance medical research by several decades or so.

Dear People With Narcolepsy, You Are Awesome!

Jessica Larson | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Larson

So to everyone who has narcolepsy and still wakes up every day: YOU ARE AMAZING. You win. And don't ever believe otherwise. Stand up for yourself. This is your life, and you can do incredible things! You just have to realize that. Don't be afraid to tell your story.

5 Things You Need To Know About Narcolepsy

Jessica Larson | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Larson

Why are people with narcolepsy constantly subjected to the ridiculous statement, "I wish I could sleep that much?" Not like that, you don't. Narcolepsy is by no means fun or funny.

The Truth About This So-Called 'Smart Drug' | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Laura Geggel Published: 08/19/2015 07:55 PM EDT on LiveScience The "smart drug" modafinil actually does work for some people, improving their perf...

Swine Flu Vaccine May Triggered Narcolepsy In Some

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2016 | Health News

LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Scientists investigating why a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine triggered narcolepsy in some people say they have the first so...

Letter to a Caring Stranger

Margaux D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaux D.

Dear friend, You might be curious to know what my disease consists of. You're surely detached enough to listen to me calmly. I've met very few people who were able to listen to me. Maybe none. But you're here, with a fresh mind and a calm eye.

This Is How Terrifying Life With Narcolepsy Can Be

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Frustrated by just how difficult it was to explain her condition to others, a young woman decided to post a video on YouTube to show the world exactly...

What I Learned From Being Diagnosed With Narcolepsy

Julie Flygare | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Flygare

About six months later, I woke up one morning in the law school parking lot unsure of how I'd got there. I remembered leaving home, but couldn't recall arriving at school. I'd gotten 10 hours of sleep the night before. For the first time, I thought: Maybe I have a sleep problem.

'I'm Not Looking To Be Saved From Narcolepsy'

Julie Flygare | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Flygare

I'm not Wonder Woman, far from it. Narcolepsy challenges me daily. I take medication twice a day and twice a night, both of which cause unpleasant side-effects. And I still have sleep attacks and cataplexy every day.

Tweeting My Way Through Narcolepsy: Social Media & Chronic Illness

Rebecca Fuoco | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Fuoco

I searched Twitter for "narcolepsy" and found what has since been the key to my coping process: a community.

The Rest They Need: The Role of the Parent in Pediatric Sleep

Sam Cross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

One of the first challenges for a physician faced with a pediatric sleep problem is to identify who actually has the problem: the parent, the patient, or another family member. As most of us are aware, one person's sleep problem can produce symptoms for the whole house.

New Stanford Study Paves the Way to a Diagnostic Blood Test for Narcolepsy

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

By Dr. Emmanuel Mignot In a recently published paper, Alberto De la Herrán-Arita and colleagues closed the loop on the autoimmune basis of narcoleps...

This Sleep Condition Is Less Rare Than You'd Think

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Both of these studies offer compelling new information about the root causes and mechanisms of this very serious disorder. They also offer the promise of swifter and more accurate diagnoses, and of improvements to treatment.

Narcolepsy Drug Shows Promise in Depression Treatment

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

We still have much to learn about how both sleep disorders and depression influence on another. But recent scientific discoveries may have brought us to a turning point, where attention to sleep and treatment for sleep problems will begin to be regarded as part of the core treatment for depressive disorders.

Narcolepsy Is An Autoimmune Disorder, Study Confirms

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A recent study confirms long-held suspicions that the sleep disorder narcolepsy -- a condition where a person feels uncontrollably sleepy during the d...

This Sleep Condition Sounds Too Crazy To Be True

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Many of those afflicted with sleep paralysis report the perceived presence of a human figure at the bedside, often described as dark, like a ghost or a shadow. Understandably, this experience in the middle of the night, as you come out of sleep, can be downright terrifying.

10 Things You Should Know About Narcolepsy

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Robert Rosenberg, DO In this day and age, there is no reason for people to go undiagnosed and untreated for narcolepsy. We need to increase not ...

How Our Legal Advocacy Helps a Child, a Family, and the Community

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.26.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Children's Law Center measures success by looking at the improvements in the lives of each individual child we meet. When we help a child, we see the child's family get stronger as well.

'At 24, I Was Diagnosed With Narcolepsy'

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Adjusting to narcolepsy in law school wasn't easy. The treatments improved my symptoms but did not erase them. A few months after the diagnosis, I reached an all-time low, realizing narcolepsy was a serious illness I would face every day of my life. There was no cure.

The Curious Tale of Narcolepsy and Dementia: An Ethical Conundrum

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

This story illustrates the extraordinary potential that biological research has today to help individual patients. In 100 years, people will look at our time as the golden age of biology.

The Curious Tale of Narcolepsy and Dementia: Discovering the Cause

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

The occurrence of such a "sporadic case" with the same syndrome can mean two possible things. First, it is possible that the same disorder has several causes, some related to genetics and others not, explaining the two possible variants.

Investigating A Curious Narcolepsy Case

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Although this was clearly more than just narcolepsy, it was possible that the constellation of symptoms was due to a small genetic alteration that included both a narcolepsy-causing gene and a mitochondrial gene located close by on the same chromosome.