In the United Kingdom, a play examines impact of fatal familial insomnia—a rare genetic condition that leaves sufferers terminally incapable of rest, reports The Wharf.

In Sleepless theatre company Analogue explores the terrifying effects of fatal familial insomnia (FFI) an extremely rare genetic condition, which begins to present symptoms in adulthood and causes insomnia, panic attacks, paranoia, hallucinations, weight lose, dementia and finally death.

“The impact is quite horrific,” said co-writer and director Hannah Barker. “People are literally fighting between sleep and wake. They are stuck in this horrible no-mans land.”