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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.
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Hello All, I'm just wondering if any of you have contracted Lyme's disease and how you are doing and how the treatment went for you. What I'm trying to figure out is how I tell the difference of fatigue from Lymes and the regular narcolepsy…Continue
Hello all,I was just recently diagnosed with Narcolepsy. I'm confused and wondering what it all means for me, but also relieved to have a diagnosis finally that fits the symptoms I've been living with for years.I am curious about how my experience…Continue
So I recently saw a new neurologist and he told me more about my diagnosis. I am wondering if any of you have this along with your narcolepsy.So he told me that my main problem is something he called sleep inertia. As told by basic physics, inertia…Continue
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