Fatal familial insomnia is a rare inherited degenerative brain condition characterized by an inability to sleep. Symptoms slowly appear but escalate to the point of physical and mental decline.
Technically, it’s not a sleep disorder but a prion disease that leads to degenerative nerve illness, resulting in sleeplessness that worsens over time.
At the root of the problem is an abnormality in the prion protein found in the human body.
These problematic prions build up in a portion of the brain called the thalamus, responsible for sleep regulation, resulting in brain and nerve impairment symptoms and could even cause coma or death.
Keep watching because we’re going to review the causes, symptoms, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
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