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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 neurological and 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 wondering if anyone else has a hard time getting their children to school on time, or getting to work on time? or oversleeping (through ten alarms) and then missing school or work completely, What do you do so you or your child do not get in…Continue
I'm curious about the experience of fatigue on top of narcolepsy symptoms. For example I feel fatigue: the next day after skipping naps by taking medication, after gardening outdoors (I can last longer without meds and the work is physical), after…Continue
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