What is Narcolepsy

narcolepsy.jpgNarcolepsy is a chronic disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, and other auxiliary symptoms. Narcolepsy impairs the ability of the central nervous system to regulate sleep. With people having narcolepsy, the messages carried by central nervous system about when to be asleep or awake are misguided and don’t make it to their proper destination, thereby impairing the individual’s ability to stay awake.

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