Fatal familial insomnia

What is Fatal familial insomnia?

FFI begins as an unexplained sleeplessness during middle age and rapidly develops into a fatal insomnia. It is caused by a genetic mutation which leads to a prion disease, and even Alzheimer's Disease.Prions are the missing link between all these diseases, and they tell us a lot about the nature of protein molecules and their ability to cause death

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I have a sleep disorder the doctors only diagnsis that I have chronic sleep disorder. I have been dealing with this for ten years. i have been...

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Hi, Thanks for the question
I do believe in your symptoms or sufferings you are going through. Sleeplessness can occur in both depression and...

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dose it look like I am getting sleep I am only 29 I am scead I have FFI my dad has,dementia and my mum had sleep apna she is dead my dads not my...

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insomnia is likey part of your psychological problem,provide more details

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dose it look like I am getting sleep and how much dose it look like I am sceard I have FFI

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need more details to diagnose

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