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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.
I have google alert for Narcolepsy as well as other conditions and I get maybe a dozen a day of which maybe one in one hundred is really about Narcolepsy. I can't think of the name of any other disease which is misused like this, as if it was a…Continue
Live TV Narcolepsy Interview on The Daily Edition in Australiaby JULIE on NOVEMBER 24, 2014Tomorrow, I will be interviewed on live TV in Australia, sharing my story of narcolepsy on The Daily Edition. Aussie friends, be sure to tune in – it airs on…Continue
I am interested in hearing from people who are still able to drive what their experiences have been. Until two weeks ago I was happy to say that my driving was fine. However, two weeks ago I had an accident in which I hit parked cars after a very…Continue
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