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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.
I was just recently diagnosed with Narcolepsy. I have never experience cataplexy or anything dramatic I just know I have excessive daytime sleepiness and sometimes at night I won't know if i'm dreaming or awake. I get up at 6am and I begin my day, I…Continue
Does anyone have any experience with or have any information on the use of Medical Marijuana to treat the symptoms of Narcolepsy or Narcolepsy with Cataplexy?
I noticed a large number of our members list Art or a Craft as something they are passionate about. I can't draw for toffee but love making things for the kids, decorating cakes etc. What is your artistic passion?
I am quite new here and looking for individuals I can connect with and build friendships and much more with. I'm still learning about narcolepsy I have been diagnosed since I was 18 and now I'm 24. I have two wonderful children a daughter that is 4…Continue
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