Tag Archives: melatonin

Sleep and visual impairment health study

Participants are wanted for a study into the association between vision impairment and sleep, health, and wellbeing. The researchers are keen to identify the effects of different conditions including aniridia. Many people with aniridia experience sleep issues which may be … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Research | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Young people with aniridia needed for sleep research

Scientists want adolescents and young adults to take part in a┬ástudy to learn more about how an aniridia-related gene affects sleep. Are you the kind of person they are recruiting? aged 10 to 20 years old with aniridia medically stable … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in National Institute for Health WAGR study, Research | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Melatonin and sleep

Katie has recorded some points about melatonin, a supplement which some people with aniridia and other conditions use to aid their sleep. Note: Katie referred to the pituitary gland when she meant the pineal gland. Jenny has previously told her … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Patients' tales | Tagged , | Leave a comment

James @ National Institutes of Health

Introduction Earlier this year I travelled to the USA to take part in medical research related to aniridia. It and the accompanying holiday was a very special experience. Background National Institutes of Health The National Institutes of Health in the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in National Institute for Health WAGR study, Patients' tales, Research | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Trying to obtain melatonin

During my visit to the National Institute For Health (NIH) in 2009 to participate in the WAGR/11p Deletion Syndrome research, one of the findings was that I had a smaller than average pineal gland. The NIH research and previous studies … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Patients' tales | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Refferals

Last week I went to the Doctors to see about some referrals. The lady was lovely and took lots of time with everyone (which is why she always runs late). I explained where I had been and what referrals I … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Patients' tales | Tagged , , | Leave a comment