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What is Narcolepsy?

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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im starting to have episodes again

Started by Daesja in General. Last reply by Donna MM 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

HEY GUYS SO I ALWAYS WAKE UP FULL OF ENERGY BUT FR THE PASS TWO DAYS IVE BEEN WAKING UP ENERGETIC BUT BOUT AN HOUR BEEN ING ON THE PHONE I CANT MOVE AND SUDDENLY  AM STUCK I DIDNT PAY IT ANYMIND UNTIL THIS  MORNING AFTER WANTING TO DO NOTHIN ALL DAY…Continue

Narcolepsy and Lyme's Disease

Started by Ranger in General. Last reply by Ranger Feb 3. 8 Replies

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

New to the group, new to my diagnosis.

Started by Fuzzy Duckling in General. Last reply by Fuzzy Duckling Feb 3. 4 Replies

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

New doctor, new information on my diognosis

Started by Dream Catcher in General. Last reply by doxatomic Feb 3. 6 Replies

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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1 New doctor, new information on my diognosis

New doctor, new information on my diognosis

Posted by Dream Catcher on January 19, 2016

2 Narcolepsy and Lyme's Disease

Narcolepsy and Lyme's Disease

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3 New to the group, new to my diagnosis.

New to the group, new to my diagnosis.

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yesterday nap at work

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5 im starting to have episodes again

im starting to have episodes again

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