Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), episodes of sleep and disorder of REM or rapid eye movement sleep. It is a kind of dyssomnia. Symptoms of narcolepsy The main characteristic of narcolepsy is overwhelming excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), even after adequate nighttime sleep. A person with narcolepsy is likely to become drowsy or to fall asleep, often at inappropriate times and places. Daytime naps may occur with or without ...
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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of narcolepsy include: Excessive daytime sleepiness. The primary characteristic of narcolepsy is overwhelming drowsiness and an uncontrollable need to sleep during the day. Peop...
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... Research continues to determine the cause of narcolepsy. Genetics and some sort of trigger, such as a virus, may affect brain chemicals and contribute to the disorder. The normal process of falling as...
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Risk factors
... Narcolepsy affects males and females equally and occurs in all racial and ethnical groups. The condition may run in families. A small percentage of people with narcolepsy have a close relative with th...
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When to seek medical advice
... See your doctor if you experience excessive daytime sleepiness that seriously disrupts your personal or professional life.
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Screening and diagnosis
... Your doctor may make a preliminary diagnosis of narcolepsy based on your experience of both excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden loss of muscle tone (cataplexy). After an initial diagnosis, your do...
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