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  • Ode to Joy: Understanding narcolepsy with cataplexy

    Aug 22 2019...
    The main character in the new film “Ode to Joy” is someone we don’t often see in movies or on TV: a person who has narcolepsy with cataplexy. READ MORE>>
  • Popular movies and their portrayals of sleep

    Jul 22 2019...
    If you’re not Walt Disney Studios, chances are you’re having a bad time at the box office this summer. READ MORE>>
  • Sleepless in Hollywood: Celebrities with sleep disorders

    Nov 16 2012...
    So, you have sleep problems. You’re not alone. About 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems. Even many celebrities have had to face the reality of dealing with a sleep illness.

    Two of the biggest pop stars, and arguably the world's biggest movie star all openly speak of their insomnia. One famous television personality even struggles to get through production because of his narcolepsy. Hit the jump to find out what famous people have sleep disorders. READ MORE>>
  • Review: Sleepwalk With Me

    Aug 23 2012...
    Don't mistake "Sleepwalk With Me" as a story about a man coming to terms with the rare and intriguing REM sleep behavior disorder. Mike Birbiglia's semi-autobiographical new film is a highly personal and often understated account of a struggling comedian in a troubled relationship. The sleep disorder gets little screen time, but those moments are memorable and pivotal to the story. READ MORE>>
  • Obesity crisis examined in HBO documentary series "The Weight of the Nation"

    May 10 2012...
    "The Weight of the Nation", a four-hour, four-part documentary was made in conjunction with the CDC's conference of the same name. The campaign is a co-effort by HBO and the Institute of Medicine, with support from the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, Kaiser Permanente and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. READ MORE>>
  • Sleepwalk with Me: Comedian's sleep disorder experience comes to film

    Jan 27 2012...
    Mike Birbiglia’s sleep disorder has been the basis for a book and one-man show. Now the comedian’s REM sleep behavior disorder is featured in film. Sleepwalk with Me made its premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. READ MORE>>
  • New movie “In My Sleep” a sleepwalking murder mystery

    May 03 2010...
    It’s a classic setup that hails back to Alfred Hitchcock. A man waking up in bed, covered in blood next to a knife. He doesn’t know how he got there, or if he killed anyone. READ MORE>>