Understanding Narcolepsy

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Narcolepsy is a rare but serious sleeping disorder that can cause you to fall asleep unexpectedly during the daytime. Dr. Angela Long-Prentice describes this unusual condition.

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Symptoms of narcolepsy include:

  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Sudden loss of muscle control (head nods or body goes limp)
  • Hallucinations upon sleeping or waking
  • Not being able to talk or move when falling asleep or waking

Although the symptoms can be scary, narcolepsy can be treated with medicine, lifestyle changes and a regular sleep and nap schedule.

Narcolepsy can be a cause of hypersomnia.

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