Narcolepsy: An Autoimmune Disorder?

It’s long been thought that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder whereby an individual’s immune system goes haywire; rather than targeting just foreign invaders and germs, it instead turns against the body and begins attacking certain cells. Although this has never been definitively proven, we now have more evidence showing that narcolepsy indeed may be blamed on a misfiring immune system.

Another Reward for Living Longer

You got it: better sleep may actually be one of the secret benefits of living longer and living healthier. A study in the May 1 issue of the journal Sleep indicates that sleep factors big time into one’s quality of life and longevity.