What Is Narcolepsy?

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Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder. People with narcolepsy experience overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep. They often find it difficult to stay awake for long periods of time, regardless of the circumstances. Narcolepsy can cause serious disruptions in your daily routine. It sometimes can be accompanied by a sudden loss of muscle tone which called cataplexy. It is usually triggered by a strong emotion. There is no cure for narcolepsy. Only medications and lifestyle changes can help you manage the symptoms. Keywords: define hypersomnia; define narcolepsy; definition narcolepsy; definition narcolepsy disease; does narcolepsy mean; does narcoleptic; does narcoleptic mean; hypersomnolence disorder; hypersomnolent; meaning narcolepsy; narcolepsy; narcolepsy definition; narcolepsy disability; narcolepsy disease; narcolepsy disorder; narcolepsy meaning; narcolepsy medication; narcolepsy sleep; narcolepsy sleep disorder; narcolepsy+; narcoleptic; narcoleptic definition; narcoleptic meaning; narcoleptic+; sleep disorder narcolepsy; sleep disorders narcolepsy; sleep narcolepsy; sleeping disorders narcolepsy
I am so happy to have found this article. My neurological dr. said Narcolepsy is only for the young. This explains exactly how I feel plus other symptoms on top of it. It has been over two years plus that I have been experiencing this sleep disorder. I wish I could find a Dr. to help me live with it.
Barbara, where do you live?