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What is narcolepsy?

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Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and intermittent, uncontrollable episodes of falling asleep during the daytime. These sudden sleep attacks may occur during any type of activity at any time of the day.

From: Narcolepsy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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