Explainer: what is narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder which affects one in approximately every 2000 people. Many narcoleptics fail to receive proper care, and it is frequently misdiagnosed as depression or even … Read more

Sleepwalking explained

What causes sleepwalking? Sleepwalking can be triggered by a wide range of genetic, environmental and behavioral factors, and it may be difficult for an individual to pinpoint the exact cause … Read more

Nightmare disorders explained


What are nightmares? The word for nightmare is derived from the Old Norse mara,  a mythological demon that sat on sleepers’ chests evoking scary dreams as a way to torment humans. Scientifically … Read more

Hypersomnia and extreme sleepiness

Hypersomnia and excessive sleepiness

What is hypersomnia? Hypersomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by extreme sleepiness. It can cause excessive sleep during the day as well as prolonged sleeping hours during the night. Hypersomnia … Read more

REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD)

REM Sleep Disorder

What is REM Sleep Disorder? REM sleep disorder is a neurological disorder which specifically affects the REM stage of sleep. In order to understand the condition we first need to … Read more