Why narcolepsy is the most dysfunctional kind of sleep you can get

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Henry Nicholls has had narcolepsy for half his life. He says the condition is like being sleep deprived and overslept at the same time, and there is no cure. Looking into narcolepsy, he learned about a host of other disorders too, including “sexsomnia,” where people engage in sexual activity when they’re asleep. And there’s the condition many of us have: insomnia. He gives us tips on how to retrain your brain to get better sleep.

Author Henry Nicholls. Credit: Hachette Book Group. 

Henry Nicholls - author, “Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest”

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