Fatal Familial Insomnia
WHAT IS IT?
A rare brain disorder that leads to inability to sleep results in death within a few months to a few years.
Difficulty to fall asleep
Loss of appetite
Increase in heart rate
Loss of coordination
Increase in blood pressure
Mutation of PRNP gene which causes attack on thalamus to control your sleep cycles
usually passed on genetically.
Seek help from neurologist, medical geneticist
No known cure
Temporary reliefs include sleep medications
This disorder can be confirmed by genetic testing, sleep study and PET scan.