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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.
Many celebrities with Narcolepsy deal with the daily challenges of the disease as well.
So newly diagnosed mother, active, pretty easy to talk to but when I post Anything about narcolepsy it's really quiet in FB Land. Why is that? Why the stigma? I even posted some video pretty good one one of Dr. Raj he was so excellent at explaining…Continue
Hello all! I am very new to all of this, as I just got diagnosed yesterday (although my doc was pretty sure that the sleep lab results would confirm that I had narcolepsy, due to my symptoms and the fact that I have mild symptoms of cataplexy). …Continue
Happy Easter!!!!I was just diagnosed with Narcolepsy, not a big shocker as I knew something was not right. I was a stay at home mom for 6 years I just went back to work almost a year ago. I love my job and am now in school to become a Montessori…Continue
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