Narcolepsy

Sleep

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.
Henry Nichols
10.23.17
Mind Games

Narcoleptics Can Have a Hard Time Telling Dreams From Reality

It's worse than wondering if you really ate that late-night sandwich.
Michelle Malia
7.7.17
ink drawing

A Narcoleptic Artist Draws His Apocalyptic Sleep Paralysis Visions in Ink

Rebis Abolar wants to change the way narcolepsy is perceived in popular culture.
Beckett Mufson
6.8.17
Health

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.”
Manisha Krishnan
3.24.17
Meducation

Do Brain Enhancement Drugs Make You More Creative?

I took some to find out.
Tracey Duncan
2.21.17
Holy Shit

Sleep Paralysis is a Literal Nightmare

"I couldn't move my limbs. I thought I was going to die."
Kristen Dold
2.7.17
mental health

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.
Layla Haidrani
4.9.16
Stuff

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.
Alison Segel
3.1.16
Stuff

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.
Max Daly
12.17.15
Stuff

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
7.23.15
News

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.
Mark Hay
2.26.15
News

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.
Mark Hay
12.15.14
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