Ordinary daily activities such as driving, cooking, or even walking can become dangerous, and extreme daytime sleepiness can put a strain on work, school and intimate relationships. While there is not yet a cure for narcolepsy, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the symptoms, improve your alertness, and enjoy a full and active life.Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep.Maybe someone else in your family has narcolepsy and you’re worried about your own chances of developing it.Or, perhaps you’ve been told by your doctor that you might have narcolepsy because you have experienced one or more of the symptoms.While these episodes can be brief, lasting just a few seconds, it can make many normal activities dangerous and disrupt your normal daily life.
Perhaps you’ve read descriptions of narcolepsy on the Internet that sounded like symptoms you are experiencing.
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I know that accidents happen and I also know how much he adores our daughter and would never intentionally put her in danger.
Years later, after his narcolepsy/cataplexy diagnosis, I apologized to my husband for yelling at him the day he almost dropped the baby.
" July 23, 2002 -- The FDA has approved a new use for a drug that was pulled from the market in the 1990s after it was abused and became known as the "date rape" drug. It causes sufferers to uncontrollably fall asleep, even in the most unlikely situations, such as in the middle of a meal or conversation.