Dying To Sleep

Dying to sleep is a documentary on a extremely rare condition where the individual suffering from the disease known as Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI) can no longer fall asleep. The disease itself targets the thalamus which is responsible for a host of functions including regulating our sleep.

FFI is a disease for which there is no current cure and death usually occurs between 7 and 36 months after the effects of FFI set in, on average this is about 50 years of age.

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