Narcolepsy is a neurological condition that causes people to experience overwhelming and uncontrollable daytime sleepiness

Often, they will unexpectedly fall asleep without any warning. Those suffering from narcolepsy feel constantly tired and often have trouble staying awake. This can make life difficult, even dangerous. It can occur in children and adults.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Uncontrollable urge to sleep
  • Cataplexy: Muscle weakness in response to strong emotions (laughing, crying, anger)
  • Vivid dreams/ sleep-related hallucinations
  • Sleep paralysis

Common Treatment Options

  • Pharmaceutical medication
  • Non-pharmaceutical therapy
  • Lifestyle changes