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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.
If you are a new member, please sign in and say, "Hi," introduce yourself, and share your story. We are a group of fellow narcolepsy sufferers, who are all in pursuit of improving our lives and better controlling our disease.Start your forum…Continue
I have been prescribed a short term course of prednisone for a hip injury. Every time I take the prednisone I quickly become so sleepy that I am forced to nap, despite also being on my regular narcolepsy med that is extremely successful in keeping…Continue
Brain Fog” May Be Debilitating Symptom -Published yesterday.Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a well-known symptom of narcolepsy, but EDS isn’t accurately described only as feeling tired during the day, people with narcolepsy say. It also…Continue
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