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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 narcolepsy and sleep apnea requiring cpap at night. I currently take Provigil 200mg twice a day.Recently I have started having problems focusing and retaining information. I've been on same job for 15 years and done ok but now learn something…Continue
I worked part time for many years and now I can't. My brain is in the habit of not identifying the things I can do (some exercise, laundry, some working around the house) as work, even if I volunteer. It's a very rigid mindset and a hard habit to…Continue
I have been dealing with what I always thought was insomnia since 1997. After numerous dead ends to my sleepless nights, and constant tiredness my doctors decided I needed to have an MSLT done. I had it done on March 2 of this year and my results…Continue
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