In narcolepsy, the brain does not pass through the normal stages of dozing and deep sleep but goes directly into rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. As a result, nighttime sleep does not include much deep sleep, so the brain tries to "catch up" during the day. Narcolepsy is attributed to deficient production in the brain's lateral hypothalamus of the neuropeptide protein called hypocretin (image), which is the hormone known to regulate sleep patterns.
Neurobiology and Neural Circuitry of Depression Infographic - MDD. I want to have the DBS!! Nothing else has worked and I'm out of options aside from being sick forever. What kind of life is this? What's the point?
The Vagus Nerve connects to organs all over the body. There is groundbreaking medical science going on right now about its impact on our mental and physical health. As my neuroscience professor said in the 90's, "there is no difference between mental and physical." Now we're starting to see the proof that he was right!