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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.
This is a very enlightened article from the Boston College Gavel. It could be worth while copying it and suggesting your child's school/college produce such a helpful explanation of Narcolepsy.…Continue
(With thanks to S.K on the Living with Sjogrens site)Not only is it tough but often unrealistic to expect us to be overly optimistic; it can swing us too far into denial. It's not easy for those around us to understand our limitations, as we so…Continue
Sarah Elizabeth's video has been reposted over and over again since she spoke up against videos poking fun at Narcolepsy, raising the profile of Narcolepsy probably far beyond her expectations.…Continue
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