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.

Cover of publication ''
Maria Engström, Thomas Karlsson, Anne-Marie Landtblom (2014)

Sleep , Vol.37 , s.379-386 Continue to DOI

Cover of publication 'Temporal correlation of EEG microstates and fMRI'
Natasha Morales Drissi, Attila Szakacs, Suzanne Witt, Anna Wretman, Martin Ulander, Henriettae Ståhlbrandt, Niklas Darin, Tove Hallbook, Anne-Marie Landtblom, Maria Engström (2016)

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience , Vol.10 Continue to DOI

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