We're Taking the First Steps Toward a Cure for Narcolepsy
While there are drugs that can help manage the worst of the symptoms, none come close to repairing the underlying brain damage.
Narcoleptics Can Have a Hard Time Telling Dreams From Reality
It's worse than wondering if you really ate that late-night sandwich.
A Narcoleptic Artist Draws His Apocalyptic Sleep Paralysis Visions in Ink
Rebis Abolar wants to change the way narcolepsy is perceived in popular culture.
What It’s Like to Have Narcolepsy and Go Through Life Tired as Hell
"I can’t go to a movie theater without falling asleep.”
Do Brain Enhancement Drugs Make You More Creative?
I took some to find out.
Sleep Paralysis is a Literal Nightmare
"I couldn't move my limbs. I thought I was going to die."
What It's Like to Abruptly Pass Out Every Time You Laugh
For women with narcolepsy, one extreme symptom—cataplexy—can lead to them falling asleep in moments of extreme emotion. Even a simple laughing fit could be dangerous to their health.
How Having a Chronic Illness Can Screw Up Your Sex Life
Imagine stopping mid-coitus to grab your inhaler because sex is causing an asthma attack.
Talking with a Man Who Takes Nine Grams of GHB Every Night to Treat His Narcolepsy
Xyrem is one of the most effective treatments for narcolepsy—only it's nearly impossible to get hold of, leading to fears that sufferers might start to self-medicate with drugs bought off the dark web.
How I Learned to Live with Sleep Paralysis and the Terror That Comes with It
My condition means I have to live with numb limbs, silent screams, and demons that sit on my chest.
Geoffrey, as told to Mathieu Portogallo
Officials Are Evacuating the City in Kazakhstan Where Villagers Fall Asleep At Random
They're hoping that by rounding everyone up and kicking them out the affliction will just disappear.
Villagers in Kazakhstan Are Falling Asleep En Masse for No Apparent Reason
Classified as an encephalopathy of unclear origin—the highfalutin term for a weird brain disorder we can't figure out—villagers who do not simply keel over while moving or working report feeling weakness, dizziness, and memory and motor control loss.