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Narcolepsy

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Narcolepsy: A Sleep Disorder with Serious Consequences

Is sleep getting in the way of your life?

Narcolepsy is characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep that make it difficult to stay awake for long periods of time, regardless of circumstances. This condition often occurs in conjunction with other sleep disorders.

It is extremely important to seek medical treatment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Sudden loss of muscle tone
  • Sleep paralysis (temporary inability to move or speak while falling asleep or upon waking)
  • Hallucinations