Sleep Disorders

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In our research group, we study brain function in narcolepsy and periodic idiopathic hypersomnia, the Kleine-Levin syndrome, in order to increase the understanding of the patients' symptoms and possibly reduce the time to diagnosis.

Narcolepsy is a disease characterized by disturbances in sleep regulation. Patients with narcolepsy have sudden daytime sleep attacks while they have poor night-time sleep.

Periodic idiopathic hypersomnia or Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS) is another sleep disorder where patients can sleep for long periods, which can sometimes last for several weeks.

We are interested to study what happens in the brain during these sleep disorders in order to eventually be able to use functional imaging to better understand patients' symptom picture and possibly reduce time to diagnosis.

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