Tag Archives: Narcolepsy

Epworth Sleepiness Scale

daytime sleepiness

Originated by Dr. Murray Johns out of Epworth Hospital in Australia, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale is designed to measure a person’s daytime sleepiness.

Hypersomnia

exhausted man

Excessive sleepiness, particularly excessive daytime sleepiness, is the hallmark sign of hypersomnia. Hypersomnia can also be characterized by prolonged sleep at night. Up to 40 percent of people experience symptoms of hypersomnia at one time or the other, reports WebMd. Some people inflicted with this sleep disorder have trouble functioning at work and school and interacting with family, friends, and in other social situations.

Sleep Study Part 4: Human Peptide Hypocretin Linked to Happiness

happiness

Happiness may not come from your family, friends, or wealth, at least according to a new study. Rather, it comes from a peptide.

Led by the University of California Los Angeles, an international team of researchers has linked levels of hypocretin (a human peptide and neurotransmitter) to happiness. They found that the levels of hypocretin soared when we are happy, and also decreased when we are sad.

Fighting Narcolepsy: How to Only Fall Asleep On Your Mattress At Night

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While some sleeping disorders can seem funny, some of the most humorous ones can also be the most serious. One of the most serious sleeping disorders is narcolepsy. Nearly half of Americans suffer from narcolepsy, a number that may in fact shock you. There are all different levels of narcolepsy, and while it may seem odd and intriguing that a person can fall asleep out of nowhere, the truth is, narcolepsy is no laughing matter. It doesn’t matter if you’re at your desk or on your talalay mattress, narcolepsy can strike at any time. Let’s learn how to prevent sleeping during the daytime, so that you’re only sleeping on your mattress at home tonight!