Title: good question
Description: so many answers
sleeping beauty - November 4, 2007 07:27 PM (GMT)
:huh: That's a good question.---With a lot of answers! It depends on who you ask. Some doctors refer to it as a neurological disorder. Some call it a sleep disorder. Recently, it's been suggested it might be an auto-immune disorder. While others insist it's a symptom of an underlying condition. :unsure: And they're probably all right! I guess it's up to the researchers to figure out how it all fits together and come up with better treatments. Or to raise more questions probably. So little is known about sleep in general-even healthy sleep. How can they possibly restore unhealthy sleep to healthy sleep if they haven't even figured out the details of what sleep is all about yet? :blink: If that's not complicated enough for you, let me throw this into the mix. What about human evolution? Could it be that some part of us is trying to evolve to meet the demands placed on us and another part is rejecting it, resulting in all the malfunctions of N/C? I doubt if evolution has ever been a smooth process. I KNOW! I KNOW! I sound like a crazy person. And I'm not denying it, I am a crazy person. But sometimes it takes a crazy person to find an answer that's so far out there-----where sane people fear to tread! :wacko:
sleeping beauty - November 7, 2007 02:58 AM (GMT)
:wacko: Well, didn't I sound like the proverbial lunatic in that post! Let's blame it on the N. :P
sam.toombs - November 7, 2007 10:17 AM (GMT)
Yeah but you are our lunatic ... we'll look after you ... :P
sleeping beauty - November 8, 2007 01:58 PM (GMT)
Thanks! Somebody's got to. :wacko: I need supervision. :P
tangledwoods - March 3, 2009 05:31 AM (GMT)
hahahaha :lol: I'm laughing with you, not at you.. I have these crazy "revelations" sometimes too... yes, we'll agree it's the N talking.. ;)
Toph4er - May 13, 2009 12:35 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (sleeping beauty @ Nov 4 2007, 12:27 PM)|
| :huh: That's a good question.---With a lot of answers! It depends on who you ask. Some doctors refer to it as a neurological disorder. Some call it a sleep disorder. Recently, it's been suggested it might be an auto-immune disorder. |
I don't have the link to the article available to me right now, but Stanford is confirming that N is an autoimmune disorder. It's not jsut speculation anymore. What that means for us though, I'm not sure.
snoreasaur - May 13, 2009 05:49 AM (GMT)
I read that article too (thank you school's world wide access to research!). Auto Immune disease means that your body's internal defence system attacks parts of your healthy body thinking that it is diseased.
What this research means is that if they are indeed correct, they have a long way to go before creating a solution. AutoImmune is promising as the reasoning behind N, as as theories go, it is essentially treatable. For Narcoleptics, the autoimmune seems to attack the Orexin protien. It stands to reason that if they can find a way to replace the Orexin protien, there there is a cure....as suppresion of auto immune is already being done..
I guess what they need to find out is wether the damage done is reversable. There are many auto immune diseases which reek premenant damage, MS for example. The key, like with MS, would be to develop a test to discover the deficiency before the damage is done....
Theoretically. And all speculative.
I'd give anything to fix this....!