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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is narcolepsy?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Chronic condition

Narcolepsy is a chronic medical condition caused by the loss of a chemical in the brain (orexin/hypocretin).
The symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, vivid dreams, sleep paralysis, and sometimes the brief loss of muscle tone (cataplexy). A sleep study can make the diagnosis. See your doctor if concerned as there are treatments. www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org is a good source of information.

In brief: Chronic condition

Narcolepsy is a chronic medical condition caused by the loss of a chemical in the brain (orexin/hypocretin).
The symptoms include excessive daytime sleepiness, vivid dreams, sleep paralysis, and sometimes the brief loss of muscle tone (cataplexy). A sleep study can make the diagnosis. See your doctor if concerned as there are treatments. www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org is a good source of information.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Vincent Granowicz
Family Medicine

In brief: Sleeping sickness

Narcolepsy is sleeping sickness.
You can falla asleep anywhere, anytime, in the middle of a sentence. Dangerous to drive. Not reall common. Need to differentiate from sleep apnea - nearly same symptoms - but much easier to treat w/good results.

In brief: Sleeping sickness

Narcolepsy is sleeping sickness.
You can falla asleep anywhere, anytime, in the middle of a sentence. Dangerous to drive. Not reall common. Need to differentiate from sleep apnea - nearly same symptoms - but much easier to treat w/good results.
Dr. Vincent Granowicz
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