Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder defined by constant sleepiness and a tendency to sleep at inappropriate times. Typically, a person with narcolepsy suffers sleep attacks as well as continual sleepiness and a feeling of tiredness that is not completely relieved by any amount of sleep.
What is Narcolepsy?
Although the exact cause is not known, narcolepsy appears to be a disorder of the part of the brain that controls sleep and wakefulness.
What are the symptoms of Narcolepsy?
The four most common symptoms are:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Cataplexy-sudden loss of strength in muscles
- Sleep paralysis
- Hypnagogic hallucinations
How is Narcolepsy treated?