Malfunction of the orexin system causes narcolepsy in mice, rats, dogs and humans.
The honey's glucose level triggers the brain to stop producing the chemical orexin.
Orexin is used by the brain to keep you alert.
As of the early 2000s, narcolepsy is thought to be an orexin deficiency syndrome; that is, it develops when a person's hypothalamus does not secrete enough orexins to keep the person from falling asleep at inappropriate times.
Narcolepsy is sometimes described as an orexin deficiency syndrome.
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