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Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60611
Research at Lurie Children’s is conducted through Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. We focus on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures.
Beginning in 2019, the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center on Northwestern University's Chicago campus will be the new home for the Manne Research Institute.
Narcolepsy is a sleep condition affecting 1 in 2,000 people. It is characterized by inappropriate sleep patterns and excessive – at times irresistible – daytime sleepiness.
It is caused by abnormalities in the levels of the hormone hypocretin, and symptoms usually appear between ages nine and eighteen.
It may also be accompanied by cataplexy – a sudden muscle weakness during emotional moments, sleep paralysis – inability to move shortly after waking, and hallucinations when falling asleep or waking.