What Is Narcolepsy?

Q:
What is narcolepsy?

A:
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.

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