Every Gamers Dream: A "Cure" for Sleep

In what sounds like a dream for millions of tired coffee drinkers, Darpa-funded scientists might have found a drug that will eliminate sleepiness.

A nasal spray containing a naturally occurring brain hormone called orexin A reversed the effects of sleep deprivation in monkeys, allowing them to perform like well-rested monkeys on cognitive tests. The discovery's first application will probably be in treatment of the severe sleep disorder narcolepsy.

The treatment is "a totally new route for increasing arousal, and the new study shows it to be relatively benign," said Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA and a co-author of the paper. "It reduces sleepiness without causing edginess."

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felman874035d ago

Gain a 1/3 of your life back with orex spray

spandexxking4035d ago

i could see that being the future.kinda scary

Nameless4035d ago

Somehow I can see a zombie movie being made out of this.

sak5004035d ago

Replace the story picture with this one. Gamers dont looks like this girl.

mikeslemonade4035d ago

Use it only if you don't care that you will have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke when you're 50+.

Tyler Durden4035d ago

in movies where humanity takes it too far and the world turns to sh*t

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