Mental health disorders

Narcolepsy

About Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that causes people to have excessive sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep during the daytime. Researchers don't know exactly what causes narcolepsy, but it has to do with the balance of chemicals in your brain, and it can run in families.

Symptoms of Narcolepsy
  • Extreme daytime sleepiness, including sudden attacks of sleep
  • Cataplexy: Sudden, temporary muscle weakness or paralysis caused by strong emotions like anger, laughter, and surprise
  • Hallucinations while you fall asleep or wake up
  • Sleep paralysis, or the inability to move while you fall asleep or wake up

All Medications for Narcolepsy

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Narcolepsy

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Find your 'support' person for help w grocery, driving and such. For now, focus on accepting this new you ~ same heart & soul; just sleepier!! Xo

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Besides medications, what else has worked for you?

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