2023 Breakthrough Prizes Showcase Research in AI and Narcolepsy
Three prizes were awarded to six researchers working across the life sciences on cellular organization, protein structure, and the genetic underpinnings of a chronic sleep disorder. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 22, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Stanford researcher's sleep disorders work delivers wake-up call for narcolepsy — and a Breakthrough Prize
Breakthrough Prize organizers — a tech glitterati that includes Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 23andMe founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki and venture capitalist Yuri Milner — awarded more than $15 million in prizes in its 11th year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Solriamfetol treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness in participants with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea with a history of depression - Krystal AD, Benca RM, Rosenberg R, Schweitzer PK, Malhotra A, Babson K, Lee L, Bujanover S, Strohl KP.
Given the high rate of depression associated with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this analysis compared effects of solriamfetol treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in participants with/without a history of depression (DHx+/DHx-). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

World champion athlete Nicola Barke beat narcolepsy that left her fast asleep in her birthday cake
At her birthday party, the then four-year-old Nicola Barke leaned forward to blow out the candles on her cake. What happened next did not follow the usual script. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Sleep Becomes a Nightmare: My Struggle With Narcolepsy
Left untreated, narcolepsy can hold you back both socially and professionally, to say nothing of wreaking havoc on your mental health. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman reveals how rare sleep disorder has robbed her of 'so many years'
Helena Smythe, of Cambridgeshire, has idiopathic hypersomnia, a narcolepsy-like condition that is sometimes called 'excessive daytime sleepiness'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluating the risk of toxicity and adverse drug interactions involving recreational GHB use and prescribed drugs - Ricci G, Busard ò F, Gibelli F, Sirignano A, Brunetti P.
INTRODUCTION: : GHB is a small molecule and is present in the human CNS. Exogenously, GHB is administered orally in the form of sodium oxybate to treat cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy, and to manage alcohol withdrawal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Comparing objective wakefulness and vigilance tests to on-the-road driving performance in narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia - Bijlenga D, Urbanus B, van der Sluiszen NNJJM, Overeem S, Ramaekers JG, Vermeeren A, Lammers GJ.
Patients with narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) are at increased risk of driving accidents. Both excessive daytime sleepiness, i.e. unwanted sleep episodes during the day, and disturbed vigilance are core features of these disorders. We tested on-t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Amphetamines and the privilege of being spared from sanction in road traffic due to medication - Mu ßhoff F, Skopp G, Madea B, Maas A.
On the one hand, amphetamine (racemic D,L-amphetamine, ratio 1:1) is used as an illegal drug; but on the other hand, especially D-amphetamine serves to treat narcolepsy and preferentially activity deficiency/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Recently, in Ger... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

F.D.A. Approves Xywav, a GHB drug, for Rare Sleeping Disorder
Jazz Pharmaceuticals brought in more than $1.7 billion last year selling GHB to narcolepsy patients. With the new approval, sales could soar. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Virginia Hughes Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sedatives Narcolepsy Sleep Food and Drug Administration Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc Drug Abuse and Traffic Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Drug for Idiopathic Hypersomnia FDA Approves First Drug for Idiopathic Hypersomnia
Xywav, an oral solution of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium oxybates, was approved last year for treating cataplexy or excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

F.D.A. Approves GHB, a'Date Rape' Drug, for Narcolepsy Patients
Jazz Pharmaceuticals brought in more than $1.7 billion last year selling GHB to narcolepsy patients. With the new approval, sales could soar. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Virginia Hughes Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sedatives Narcolepsy Sleep Food and Drug Administration Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc Drug Abuse and Traffic Source Type: news

What to Know When Your Child Has Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep and alertness. Without proper treatment, it can hinder your child’s school, social, and personal life. Learn more about how to support your child though their condition. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Narcolepsy
If you have narcolepsy, certain complementary or alternative medicines like yoga or herbal teas may help ease or manage some of the symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips and Tricks to Manage Narcolepsy Day-to-Day
Narcolepsy can make life complicated, but with the help of a sleep doctor and some tips and tricks to get you through the day, you can manage your days better. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news