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Nicola Cellini
In recent years sleep-related memory consolidation has become a central topic in the sleep research field. Several studies have shown that in healthy individuals sleep promotes memory consolidation. Notwithstanding this, the consequences of sleep disorders on offline memory consolidation remain poorly investigated. Research studies indicate that patients with insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, and narcolepsy often exhibit sleep-related impairment in the consolidation of declarative and procedural information...
September 25, 2016: Sleep Medicine Reviews
Pavla Peřinová, Eva Feketeová, David Kemlink, Petra Kovalská, Karolína Chlebušová, Jiří Nepožitek, Veronika Ibarburu, Eva Králíková, Soňa Nevšímalová, Karel Šonka
Narcolepsy-cataplexy (NC) is a chronic neurological disease with suggested autoimmune etiopathogenesis. Nicotine stimulates central nervous system and smoking increases the risk of autoimmune diseases. Assessment of smoking habits and its correlation to clinical parameters among 87 adult NC patients (38 male, 49 female) included night polysomnography and multiple sleep latency test. In our sample, 43.7% NC patients were regular smokers, and 19.5% former smokers compared to 22.2%, and 12.6%, respectively, in the general population...
2016: Prague Medical Report
Richard E Rosch, Michael Farquhar, Paul Gringras, Deb K Pal
Narcolepsy with cataplexy is a rare, but important differential diagnosis for daytime sleepiness and atonic paroxysms in an adolescent. A recent increase in incidence in the pediatric age group probably linked to the use of the Pandemrix influenza vaccine in 2009, has increased awareness that different environmental factors can "trigger" narcolepsy with cataplexy in a genetically susceptible population. Here, we describe the case of a 13-year-old boy with narcolepsy following yellow fever vaccination. He carries the HLA DQB1*0602 haplotype strongly associated with narcolepsy and cataplexy...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
Lucie Barateau, Régis Lopez, Yves Dauvilliers
Narcolepsy type 1 (NT1) and type 2 (NT2) are two rare neurological diseases, classified as central disorders of hypersomnolence. The pathophysiology of NT1 is well known; it is caused by the selective destruction of hypocretin (Hcrt) neurons, by a highly suspected autoimmune process. On the contrary, little is known about NT2 etiology, sharing with NT1 somnolence and signs of dysregulation of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, but not cataplexy. Management strategies are rather codified, at least in adults, with a lifelong treatment required in NT1, whereas no pharmacological study focused only on NT2 patients, with sometimes spontaneous improvement or disappearance of their symptoms...
October 2016: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Yves Dauvilliers, Régis Lopez
Narcolepsy with cataplexy or narcolepsy type 1 in a rare, disabling sleep disorder, with a prevalence of 20 to 30 per 100,000. Its onset peaks in the second decade. The main features are excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy or sudden less of muscle tone triggered by emotional situations. Other less consistent symptoms include hypnagogic hallucinations, sleep paralysis, disturbed nighttime sleep, and weight gain. Narcolepsy with cataplexy remains a clinical diagnosis but nighttime and daytime polysomnography (multiple sleep latency tests) are useful to document mean sleep latency below 8 min and at least two sleep-onset REM periods...
June 2016: La Revue du Praticien
Brian A Sharpless
This review summarizes the empirical and clinical literature on sleep paralysis most relevant to practitioners. During episodes of sleep paralysis, the sufferer awakens to rapid eye movement sleep-based atonia combined with conscious awareness. This is usually a frightening event often accompanied by vivid, waking dreams (ie, hallucinations). When sleep paralysis occurs independently of narcolepsy and other medical conditions, it is termed "isolated" sleep paralysis. Although the more specific diagnostic syndrome of "recurrent isolated sleep paralysis" is a recognized sleep-wake disorder, it is not widely known to nonsleep specialists...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Charles L Nunn, David R Samson, Andrew D Krystal
Sleep is essential to cognitive function and health in humans, yet the ultimate reasons for sleep-i.e. 'why' sleep evolved-remain mysterious. We integrate findings from human sleep studies, the ethnographic record, and the ecology and evolution of mammalian sleep to better understand sleep along the human lineage and in the modern world. Compared to other primates, sleep in great apes has undergone substantial evolutionary change, with all great apes building a sleeping platform or 'nest'. Further evolutionary change characterizes human sleep, with humans having the shortest sleep duration, yet the highest proportion of rapid eye movement sleep among primates...
2016: Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
Chad Ruoff, David Rye
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disease manifesting as difficulty with maintaining continuous wake and sleep. Clinical presentation varies but requires excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) occurring alone or together with features of rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep dissociation (e.g., cataplexy, hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations, sleep paralysis), and disrupted nighttime sleep. Narcolepsy with cataplexy is associated with reductions of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hypocretin due to destruction of hypocretin peptide-producing neurons in the hypothalamus in individuals with a specific genetic predisposition...
July 20, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Maria Yamasaki, Taku Miyagawa, Hiromi Toyoda, Seik-Soon Khor, Xiaoxi Liu, Hitoshi Kuwabara, Yukiko Kano, Takafumi Shimada, Toshiro Sugiyama, Hisami Nishida, Nagisa Sugaya, Mamoru Tochigi, Takeshi Otowa, Yuji Okazaki, Hisanobu Kaiya, Yoshiya Kawamura, Akinori Miyashita, Ryozo Kuwano, Kiyoto Kasai, Hisashi Tanii, Tsukasa Sasaki, Yutaka Honda, Makoto Honda, Katsushi Tokunaga
In humans, narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that is characterized by sleepiness, cataplexy and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep abnormalities. Essential hypersomnia (EHS) is another type of sleep disorder that is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness without cataplexy. A human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II allele, HLA-DQB1*06:02, is a major genetic factor for narcolepsy. Almost all narcoleptic patients are carriers of this HLA allele, while 30-50% of EHS patients and 12% of all healthy individuals in Japan carry this allele...
June 16, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
Mitchell G Miglis
The autonomic nervous system plays an important role in the coordination of many important physiologic functions during sleep. Many patients with untreated sleep disorders will describe symptoms of autonomic impairment, and a majority of patients with autonomic impairment have some form of sleep disorder. This article will explore possible explanations for this connection, as well as review the current literature on autonomic impairment in common primary sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder...
March 2016: Sleep Medicine
Michael H Silber
A number of autoantibodies, some paraneoplastic, are associated with sleep disorders. Morvan syndrome and limbic encephalitis, associated with voltage-gated potassium channel-complex antibodies, principally against CASPR2 and LGI1, can result in profound insomnia and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD). Patients with aquaporin-4 antibodies and neuromyelitis optica may develop narcolepsy in association with other evidence of hypothalamic dysfunction, sometimes as the initial presentation. Central sleep apnea and central neurogenic hypoventilation are found in patients with anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antibody encephalitis, and obstructive sleep apnea, stridor, and hypoventilation are prominent features of a novel tauopathy associated with IgLON5 antibodies...
2016: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Hiroshige Fujishiro, Masato Okuda, Kunihiro Iwamoto, Seiko Miyata, Hironao Otake, Akiko Noda, Shuji Iritani, Norio Ozaki
OBJECTIVE: Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is commonly associated with Lewy body disease, narcolepsy, or depression. In contrast, the relationship between REM sleep without atonia (RWA), which is a hallmark of RBD on polysomnography, and clinical characteristics remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to investigate the clinical features of psychiatric patients exhibiting RWA and its relevance to Lewy body disease. METHODS: Of 55 consecutive patients who underwent polysomnography at the psychiatric ward, 25 patients with sleep apnea syndrome were excluded, and 12 patients exhibiting RWA were identified...
April 24, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Taku Miyagawa, Hiromi Toyoda, Takashi Kanbayashi, Aya Imanishi, Yohei Sagawa, Nozomu Kotorii, Tatayu Kotorii, Yuji Hashizume, Kimihiro Ogi, Hiroshi Hiejima, Yuichi Kamei, Akiko Hida, Masayuki Miyamoto, Azusa Ikegami, Yamato Wada, Masanori Takami, Yota Fujimura, Yoshiyuki Tamura, Naoto Omata, Yasuhiro Masuya, Hideaki Kondo, Shunpei Moriya, Hirokazu Furuya, Mitsuhiro Kato, Hiroto Kojima, Koichi Kashiwase, Hiroh Saji, Seik-Soon Khor, Maria Yamasaki, Jun Ishigooka, Yuji Wada, Shigeru Chiba, Naoto Yamada, Masako Okawa, Kenji Kuroda, Kazuhiko Kume, Koichi Hirata, Naohisa Uchimura, Tetsuo Shimizu, Yuichi Inoue, Yutaka Honda, Kazuo Mishima, Makoto Honda, Katsushi Tokunaga
Narcolepsy without cataplexy (NA w/o CA) (narcolepsy type 2) is a lifelong disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep abnormalities, but no cataplexy. In the present study, we examined the human leukocyte antigen HLA-DQB1 in 160 Japanese patients with NA w/o CA and 1,418 control subjects. Frequencies of DQB1*06:02 were significantly higher in patients with NA w/o CA compared with controls (allele frequency: 16.6 vs. 7.8%, P=1.1×10(-7), odds ratio (OR)=2.36; carrier frequency: 31...
2015: Human Genome Variation
Elda Arrigoni, Michael C Chen, Patrick M Fuller
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a recurring part of the sleep-wake cycle characterized by fast, desynchronized rhythms in the electroencephalogram (EEG), hippocampal theta activity, rapid eye movements, autonomic activation and loss of postural muscle tone (atonia). The brain circuitry governing REM sleep is located in the pontine and medullary brainstem and includes ascending and descending projections that regulate the EEG and motor components of REM sleep. The descending signal for postural muscle atonia during REM sleep is thought to originate from glutamatergic neurons of the sublaterodorsal nucleus (SLD), which in turn activate glycinergic pre-motor neurons in the spinal cord and/or ventromedial medulla to inhibit motor neurons...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Physiology
Matthew Chow, Michelle Cao
Much of the understanding of the hypocretin/orexin (HCRT/OX) system in sleep-wake regulation came from narcolepsy-cataplexy research. The neuropeptides hypocretin-1 and -2/orexin-A and -B (HCRT-1 and -2/OX-A and -B, respectively), as we know, are intimately involved in the regulation wakefulness. The HCRT/OX system regulates sleep-wake control through complex interactions between monoaminergic/cholinergic (wake-promoting) and gamma-aminobutyric acid-ergic (sleep-promoting) neuronal systems. Deficiency of HCRT/OX results in loss of sleep-wake control or stability with consequent unstable transitions between wakefulness to nonrapid eye movement and rapid eye movement sleep...
2016: Nature and Science of Sleep
W M Verhoeven
The narcoleptic syndrome in its most specific way is characterized by a set of clinical symptoms, including cataplexy, irresistable sleep episodes, hypnagogic hallucinations and sleepparalysis; the syndrome has been defined by the association of excessive day-time somnolence and REM-sleep abnormalities. In principle, anamnestic information is sufficient to establish the clinical diagnosis, although neuro-physiological and biochemical data(CSF monoamine metabolites and HLA-typology) are sometimes needed to support the diagnostic procedure...
March 1991: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
Béla Faludi, Beáta Bóné, Sámuel Komoly, József Janszky
The importance of the sleep related breathing disorders (obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, central sleep apnea, and Cheyne-Stokes breathing) in the pathophysiology crebro- and cardiovascular disorders is well known. The relationship of sleep related breathing abnormalities and epilepsy is also important but underestimated in the daily practice. The relation is bidirectional. The breathing abnormalities in sleep may play important role in generating epileptic seizure, but the adverse effect of seizure and antiepileptic therapy (generation of apneas and hypopneas) may worsen the seizure control...
November 30, 2015: Ideggyógyászati Szemle
Viviana Carmen Lo Martire, Stefano Bastianini, Chiara Berteotti, Alessandro Silvani, Giovanna Zoccoli
High amplitude theta wave bursts (HATs) were originally described during REMS and cataplexy in ORX-deficient mice as a novel neurophysiological correlate of narcolepsy (Bastianini et al., 2012). This finding was replicated the following year by Vassalli et al. in both ORX-deficient narcoleptic mice and narcoleptic children during cataplexy episodes (Vassalli et al., 2013). The relationship between HATs and narcolepsy-cataplexy in mice and patients indicates that the lack of ORX peptides is responsible for this abnormal EEG activity, the physiological meaning of which is still unknown...
June 2015: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
Jitka Busková, David Kemlink, Veronika Ibarburu, Sona Nevsímalová, Karel Sonka
OBJECTIVES: Antidepressants substantially affect REM sleep characteristics and trigger manifestations of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) in the general, non-narcoleptic, population. Antidepressants are also frequently administrated in an attempt to suppress cataplexy. We investigated the role of antidepressants in the development of RBD in narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) patients. PATIENTS/METHODS: Seventy-five patients diagnosed with NC were assessed by a structured interview (focused on RBD manifestations and the use of antidepressants) and night video-polysomnography followed by the multiple sleep latency test...
2015: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
Eliza L Sutton
Suvorexant, approved in late 2014 in the United States and Japan for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty achieving and/or maintaining sleep, is a dual orexin receptor antagonist and the first drug in its class to reach the market. Its development followed from the 1998 discovery of orexins (also called hypocretins), excitatory neuropeptides originating from neurons in the hypothalamus involved in regulation of sleep and wake, feeding behavior and energy regulation, motor activity, and reward-seeking behavior...
2015: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
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