The question we always get: What is Narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a disorder involving extreme sleepiness or fatigue caused by a person’s inability to produce hypocretin/orexin inside their brain. View a full list of narcolepsy symptoms here.
Here is a more clinical version of a definition: Narcolepsy is a chronic sleeping disorder an individual carries for life characterized by the brain’s lack of ability to control the sleep/wake cycle. The symptoms of Narcolepsy consist of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), broken sleep cycles at night, and in some cases; cataplexy.
Sources: Web MD
*It’s estimated that Narcolepsy affects around 1 in every 2000 people.
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