Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a rare neurological condition which affects the brain’s ability to regulate its sleep/wake cycle, causing sufferers to fall asleep at inappropriate times. It can result in sleep attacks, when someone falls asleep suddenly without warning, excessive drowsiness during the day, excessive dreaming and waking during the night and a temporary loss of muscle control in response to certain emotions. 

Narcolepsy has no known cause, but it has been observed that hormonal changes, major psychological stress or a major infection could trigger the condition. Lifestyle changes and medication can help to manage the symptoms of narcolepsy, allowing sufferers to minimise daily tiredness.