June 2010 Archives

Chris Higgins - This American Life

Thanks for finding me -- I'm assuming you heard the TAL piece about Matt and Trish, and went a-Googling. If you have any questions for me, please either leave a comment on this post, or you can get my email address in the sidebar (to the right of this post).

If you're concerned that you might have narcolepsy with cataplexy, I can't offer you medical advice, but I can encourage you to read up on the condition. I'd also recommend that you talk to a physician who can refer you to a neurologist and/or a sleep doctor. It's a hard diagnosis to pin down, so you'll need to be your own advocate (as with many conditions), and be aware that there are other disorders with some similar symptoms. I personally have obstructive sleep apnea (marked by excessive daytime sleepiness and, in my case, insanely loud snoring), now effectively treated with a CPAP machine.

Just to be clear: some listeners have mixed up who actually has narcolepsy with cataplexy -- it's Matt, not me. I just told his and Trish's story.

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Contacting Chris Higgins

I'm a writer based in Portland, Oregon. I mostly write for Mental Floss magazine (and their website), though I recently had a story on This American Life, and had a cover story last year in The Portland Mercury.

You can follow me on Twitter for occasional jokes, or find me on Facebook for updates on writing and utterly shameless self-promotion.

I'm also a mobile website and smartphone app developer. I work for Cloud Four. In years past, I worked with Night & Day Studios; I helped create Peekaboo Barn, Peekaboo Wild, Big Fat Lies, Life in Short, Cocktail Compass, Nick Jr.'s A-Z With Moose and Zee, Quibble, Savage Love, and a bunch of other apps.

Need to email me? Click the following link, follow the instructions, and you'll have my email address: get Chris's email address.

Copyright Notice: All material on this website is copyright © 2012 Chris Higgins. All rights reserved. If you want to use a photo or other content, please contact me -- my rates are reasonable.

Note: I'm not the (apparently famous) hockey player with the same name! You'll have to find his homepage in order to contact him.