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What is Narcolepsy?

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.

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Yo I need some advise.

Started by Dream Catcher in General. Last reply by Aurora 9 hours ago. 14 Replies

I have a lot of issues waking up in the morning and I need some advice. Do you guys struggle? How do you get through it? I am 18 and I am leaving for college soon. I really don't want to have my narcolepsy prevent me from being successful. Continue

what to say when you findout you are dealing with more?

Started by Rachel in General. Last reply by Boots 10 hours ago. 5 Replies

Ok :) just saw my doctor for my narcolepsy. So first let me say I'm still over achieving ;) on the other side from what she was saying and from her body language. I'm slowly progressing where I'm dealing with more. Like the partial Catpletic…Continue

Anyone else dealing with multiple conditions?

Started by Belboz99 in General. Last reply by Aurora yesterday. 12 Replies

Hey all,I seem to have been dealt a rather poor hand of cards.  I've got narcolepsy, with cataplexy and sleep paralysis, but I'm also struggling with hemipeligic migraines.More general things I deal with are some rather bad allergies (dust, mold,…Continue

Tags: general, multiple conditions, coping, migraines

Sweating?

Started by The HR Girl in General. Last reply by Aurora yesterday. 4 Replies

Does anyone else have random fits of INSANE sweating? I have had this happen a lot recently and I wonder if this part of n or something altogether different.

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1 Yo I need some advise.

Yo I need some advise.

Posted by Dream Catcher on July 9, 2015

2 New Insights into Narcolepsy

New Insights into Narcolepsy

Posted by Elodie on July 5, 2015

3 hearing but not able to respond

hearing but not able to respond

Posted by Rachel on July 19, 2015

4 New to the Group

New to the Group

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5 weather, migraines and narcolepsy.

weather, migraines and narcolepsy.

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