REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
When we reached Ayia Napa I had this drunken feeling, even though I hadnt been drinking. I knew something wasnt right, but I thought I could deal it or it would pass. HotSpot/Landov Though KLS knocked her out during her college final exams, Imaarl was able to retake her courses and graduate with a degree in psychology. One night I was in a club and I remember lying on the floor. Everyone was walking past me. Luckily, a group of teachers from my hotel found me and took me back to my friends. Its terrifying to think what could have happened. For most of the weeklong holiday, Imaarl fought off the sleep symptoms of KLS, but when she was back home she slept for ten days.
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Putting Sleep Disorders to Bed
To do so, Amir and co-author Dr. Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University, studied how protein synthesis is controlled in the brain clock. We identified a repressor protein in the clock and found that by removing this protein, the brain clock function was surprisingly improved, explains Dr. Sonenberg. Because all mammals have similar circadian clocks, the team used mice to conduct their experiments.
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