UCLA prof Jerome Siegel discovered that the lack of a brain hormone called orexin A causes narcolepsy, Wired reports. So what'd he do? Have a bunch of sleep-deprived monkeys snort the stuff and see how they perform on tests, of course.
Turns out the poorly rested monkeys who took an orexin A blow performed as well on tests as well-rested monkeys, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience. You've discovered sleep-hating Max Levchin's miracle drug, Professor! (Photo by umjanedoan)