What is Narcolepsy?

March 2, 2018

Narcolepsy is a neurological disease or dysfunction that impacts 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 activity at any time of the day. In a regular sleep cycle, we first enter the early stages of sleep followed by deeper sleep stages and ultimately (after about 90…