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Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder, or dyssomnia, characterized by excessive sleepiness and sleep attacks at inappropriate times, such as while at work. People with narcolepsy often experience disturbed nocturnal sleep and an abnormal daytime sleep pattern, which often is confused with insomnia. Narcoleptics, when falling asleep, generally experience the REM stage of sleep within 5 minutes; whereas most people do not experience REM sleep until an hour or so later.
Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder. It is not caused by mental illness or psychological problems. It is most likely affected by a number of genetic mutations and abnormalities that affect specific biologic factors in the brain, combined with an environmental trigger during the brain's development, such as a virus.
Is anyone out there aware of any evidence that receiving enough sleep during the night reduces cataplexy episodes during the day? Since I am a nervous type of person, I am fearful of being put on amphetamine type meds to keep me awake during the…Continue
Has anyone had complaints in their photos that they always blink when the flash goes off or that you look tired/stoned in the resulting image? Every image that is taken of me results in me looking half asleep or having my eyes closed.Continue
I am so thankful that there are others who understand!I want to be as healthy as possible with healthy remedies to keep me alert.I go for the official narcolepsy sleep test in may.I'm thinking that narcolepsy meds help stimulate the brain.What about…Continue
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