“Something’s Killing Me,” a show about fatal familial insomnia, airs Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on HLN, reports CNN.

In 1986, this disease was given a name: fatal familial insomnia, or FFI.
Much of what doctors first learned about the disease comes from a family in Venice, Italy, who have suffered from it for over 200 years.
“You’d have 14 kids in a generation. Six or seven of them would die from the disease,” said D.T. Max, a writer for the New Yorker and author of the book “The Family That Couldn’t Sleep.”

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