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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.
With me it's the loneliness. The illness is completely crap but its the devastation it leaves you with. No friends, no visitor, no help. The loneliness is the worst thing that is incurable Continue
Narcolepsy is a confusing ailment, even to those who HAVE it. I've been dealing with it for 58 years, now. I wrote a piece sometime back about "Demystifying Narcolepsy Symptoms". Of course we should all become as technically informed as possible,…Continue
Hi everyone. My name is Josh i am new to this place and having a hard time.I was diagnosed about in june last year with narcolepsy plus cataplexy. i am taking riddlinbut not sure if its really worth it as i am still every symptomatic and dropping…Continue
I want to say Thank for all your kind words and advice. I took it all and went to my GP. We are going to try Modafinil along with the Riddlin. Fingers crossed, lol.Its really refreshing to have people who truly understand what this is like to live…Continue
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