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Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder, or dyssomnia. The condition is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in which a person experiences extreme fatigue and possibly falls asleep at inappropriate times, such as while at work or at school.
Viewpoints: Considering baby boomers' future burden on Medicare; Holtz-Eakin endorses state exchanges; The value (or not) of mammograms

Viewpoints: Considering baby boomers' future burden on Medicare; Holtz-Eakin endorses state exchanges; The value (or not) of mammograms

Sleep deprivation could affect academic performance of college students

Sleep deprivation could affect academic performance of college students

Somnogen induces sleep in patients with primary hypersomnia

Somnogen induces sleep in patients with primary hypersomnia

Sleep experts advise people to reset sleep habits when they reset clocks

Sleep experts advise people to reset sleep habits when they reset clocks

Orexin-A hormone also affects emergence after anesthesia

Orexin-A hormone also affects emergence after anesthesia

Jazz Pharmaceuticals receives new U.S. patent for Xyrem oral solution

Jazz Pharmaceuticals receives new U.S. patent for Xyrem oral solution

Modus Five launches Sleep Disorder: a Patient Education Multimedia Course

Modus Five launches Sleep Disorder: a Patient Education Multimedia Course

FDA grants orphan designation to Aerial BioPharma’s ARL-N05 for treatment of narcolepsy

FDA grants orphan designation to Aerial BioPharma’s ARL-N05 for treatment of narcolepsy

Longer looks: A jack-of-all-trades surgeon takes care of Nantucket; Psychiatrist's controversial effort to use brain scans to diagnose mental problems

Longer looks: A jack-of-all-trades surgeon takes care of Nantucket; Psychiatrist's controversial effort to use brain scans to diagnose mental problems

FDA approves Mylan's ANDA for generic Provigil

FDA approves Mylan's ANDA for generic Provigil

Powerful brain chemical systems work together to paralyze skeletal muscles during REM sleep

Powerful brain chemical systems work together to paralyze skeletal muscles during REM sleep

Health risks associated with H1N1 vaccine investigated

Health risks associated with H1N1 vaccine investigated

Violence affects a child's quality and quantity of sleep

Violence affects a child's quality and quantity of sleep

Investigational Insomnia Medicine from Merck improved patients’ ability to fall and stay asleep according to new phase III Data

Investigational Insomnia Medicine from Merck improved patients’ ability to fall and stay asleep according to new phase III Data

Another benefit of CPAP therapy for men with OSA

Another benefit of CPAP therapy for men with OSA

Two studies report sleep disparities among Americans based on racial and ethnic background

Two studies report sleep disparities among Americans based on racial and ethnic background

Researchers encourage PCPs to screen for OSA in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Researchers encourage PCPs to screen for OSA in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Depression, obesity two main culprits of excessive daytime sleepiness

Depression, obesity two main culprits of excessive daytime sleepiness

OSA negatively impacts youths’ ability to regulate life skills

OSA negatively impacts youths’ ability to regulate life skills

Positive airway pressure reduces depressive symptoms in patients with OSA

Positive airway pressure reduces depressive symptoms in patients with OSA

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