Narcolepsy-Information-Page

Narcolepsy Information Page


What research is being done?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports investigations into the basic biology of sleep, including the brain mechanisms involved in generating and regulating sleep. Within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, also a component of the NIH, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) coordinates Federal government sleep research activities and shares information with private and nonprofit groups.

NINDS-sponsored researchers are investigating the basic biology of sleep and conducting studies to further identify genetic and environmental factors that may cause narcolepsy.  Other researchers hope to better understand the genetic and biochemical bases of narcloepsy, which will eventually lead to new therapies to control symptoms and may lead to a cure.  Abnormalities in the immune system may plan an important role in the development of narcolepsy; NINDS researchers are working to understand why the immune system destroys hypocretin neurons in narcolepsy.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Sleep Disorders

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What research is being done?

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports investigations into the basic biology of sleep, including the brain mechanisms involved in generating and regulating sleep. Within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, also a component of the NIH, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) coordinates Federal government sleep research activities and shares information with private and nonprofit groups.

NINDS-sponsored researchers are investigating the basic biology of sleep and conducting studies to further identify genetic and environmental factors that may cause narcolepsy.  Other researchers hope to better understand the genetic and biochemical bases of narcloepsy, which will eventually lead to new therapies to control symptoms and may lead to a cure.  Abnormalities in the immune system may plan an important role in the development of narcolepsy; NINDS researchers are working to understand why the immune system destroys hypocretin neurons in narcolepsy.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Sleep Disorders

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) supports investigations into the basic biology of sleep, including the brain mechanisms involved in generating and regulating sleep. Within the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, also a component of the NIH, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (NCSDR) coordinates Federal government sleep research activities and shares information with private and nonprofit groups.

NINDS-sponsored researchers are investigating the basic biology of sleep and conducting studies to further identify genetic and environmental factors that may cause narcolepsy.  Other researchers hope to better understand the genetic and biochemical bases of narcloepsy, which will eventually lead to new therapies to control symptoms and may lead to a cure.  Abnormalities in the immune system may plan an important role in the development of narcolepsy; NINDS researchers are working to understand why the immune system destroys hypocretin neurons in narcolepsy.

Information from the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus
Sleep Disorders


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