Do you consider sleep deprivation to be a possible contributor to your patients’ symptoms? Do you routinely ask your patients about sleep deprivation?
A number of agents are being investigated as potential new therapies for narcolepsy. Here's a brief overview.
Orexin B protects vulnerable midbrain neurons from degeneration and preserves their function. This sleep-promoting protein could provide a new target for potential treatments.
Contrary to prevailing thought, alcohol promotes sleep by affecting homeostasis rather than circadian rhythms. So should drinking be used as a sleep aid?
Increased orexin in this disorder is associated with disease severity, total tau protein levels, sleep impairment, and cognitive deterioration.
A significant percentage of patients with MS in the sample screened positive for 1 or more sleep disorders. Most were undiagnosed.
Recent studies have suggested that H1N1 influenza might be the trigger for some patients, but a number of interesting questions remain.