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Sunday, 16 November 2014 20:24

Stress, deadlines or caffeine can give us a few sleepless nights, but there are people for whom insomnia is chronic. In the world there are people who never sleep. The first case of Fatal familial insomnia shocked the world in 1984, when fifty years of Italian named Silvano, not having before any sleep problems, checked into a clinic known sleep study. He completely lost the ability to sleep.

For most of us, the term "insomnia" means that we have a few hours can not sleep. And people who suffer from sleep disorders above, not able to sleep at all, and it lasts for months. The man, whose arrival at the clinic of Bologna caused a fuss, died after four months of formally documented insomnia. Both then and now doctors can not determine the exact cause of his illness.

Family Silvano, and about forty other families around the world have a certain genetic mutation. Almost all members of the affected families reported that they sometimes do not sleep the whole night, but the disease begins to develop only in individual cases. Then it becomes chronic, and it becomes life threatening. The official diagnosis 1984 was preceded by a flood of informal deaths. In the 70 years niece Silvano suddenly began to lose the ability to sleep and died a year after the onset of illness. Sleeping pills and other medications have not helped her. Some time after her death in her sister was found the same set of symptoms. This woman's husband was a doctor. He was very frightened and decided to look at the old family records. There he found a lot of messages about family members who have died of "epilepsy" and from "mental illness", the symptoms of their disease seemed to match the same pattern. Found many distant relatives who have seen their families die from insomnia.

genetic testing revealed that half of the members of the family Silvano - carriers of the mutant gene. Most of them were healthy life. And those who have lost the ability to sleep, waiting for a disastrous future. Because of insomnia in the body produces a special protein that begins to destroy the structure of the brain. When doctors examined the brain Silvano, there was found a lot of tiny holes. When insomnia lasts for a very long time, the patient is stuck on the fine line between dream and reality, loses the ability to perceive reality, and eventually dies.

Now doctors are conducting research to help such people.


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