narcolepsy diagnosis

  • Living with Narcolepsy

    Fighting daily exhaustion and bouts of slipping into sleep accidentally can be stressful and wear heavily on everyday life. But for those with narcolepsy, it is simply the way that life is. While doctors may prescribe medication for narcolepsy, there is no guarantee those drugs will work. On top...
  • Sleeping Disorders: Narcolepsy vs Sleep Paralysis

    Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by lapsing into a deep sleep in seconds, regardless of what is going on. It comes with difficult-to-manage symptoms like excessive daytime sleepiness, disrupted nocturnal sleep, and cataplexy, a condition where sudden weakness affects the body, in part or in whole. Additionally, the entire...
  • Treatments for Narcolepsy

    If you are prone to daytime exhaustion, poor sleep at night, and falling suddenly into a deep sleep regardless of what you might be doing at the time, you might have a sleep disorder known as narcolepsy. While little is known about the cause of narcolepsy, and there is no...
  • What Causes Night Terrors?

    Night terrors, or sleep terrors, are a parasomnia, or undesired and abnormal behavior that occurs during sleep. Night terrors are distinctly different from nightmares, although they are such a rare issue that they aren’t well understood and are therefore often mistaken for bad dreams. Here’s a look at how...
  • What You Need to Know About Night Eating Syndrome

    A Night Eating Syndrome, NES, is an eating disorder that is typically characterized by eating later in the night and very little during the day. According to WaldenCenter.org, it is a disorder that is often characterized by a delayed circadian cycle (biological clock) of consumption pattern. It affects about...
  • Everything You Need to Know About Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy is a brain disorder characterized by frequent and overwhelming daytime sleepiness along with occasional bouts of falling asleep accidentally, no matter what the person is doing, although especially during relaxing circumstances.  What is Narcolepsy? To understand narcolepsy, it is important to first understand normal sleep. Most people, when...