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  • Narcolepsy, scientists unmask the culprit of an enigmatic disease

    Patients with a rare disease, called narcolepsy, suffer of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy (brief episodes of loss of muscle tone triggered by emotions). A study published in Nature reports, for the first time, the existence in patients with narcolepsy of autoreactive T lymphocytes (cells more

  • Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer's disease

    Losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small, new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In Alzheimer's disease, beta-amyloid proteins clump together to form amyloid p more

  • Deep sleep may act as fountain of youth in old age

    As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth. But does that mean older people just need less sleep? Not according to UC Berkeley researchers, who argu more

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International Classification of Sleep Disorders

International Classification of Sleep Disorders The International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD) is "a primary diagnostic, epidemiological and coding resource for clinicians and researchers in the field of sleep and sleep medicine." ... more

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