SOUND member Lauren Kavanagh and her father Larry spoke on RTE news last night about the impact of narcolepsy on their lives. Lauren is one of 80 people who developed narcolepsy as a result of the H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine Pandemrix. In the report by Fergal Bowers, they highlighted the need for funding for a sleep clinic
New research discovers insomniacs who take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep face a greater risk of hypertension. The study, conducted at West China Hospital, is the first to test whether insomnia taking longer to fall asleep — called physiological.
Disrupting brain activity in sleeping mice specifically during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase can stop the animals remembering things they learned that day a study suggests. It is the clearest evidence to date that REM sleep is critical for memory.
SLEEP DISORDERS:::There have been several reports to suggest that the swine flu vaccine may cause narcolepsy in rare cases, due to its stimulating effect on antibodies that disable sleep-regulating brain cells.