Narcolepsy is uncontrollable daytime sleepiness that affects the nervous system. A person may suddenly fall asleep if they are in a relaxing environment, regardless of what is happening around them; even while sitting at a stop sign.
There are different types of this chronic disease. Narcolepsy type one involves cataplexy. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle tone that could make your body totally collapse. Intense emotions like fear, excitement or laughing can bring on cataplexy. Narcolepsy type two which does not involve cataplexy.
Both types of narcolepsies include an uncontrollable need to sleep
Without sleepiness, narcolepsy is not the proper diagnosis
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**If you or your partner are experiencing any of these symptoms, please see your primary care physician and/or check with your insurance company for an in-network sleep provider.If you are unsure if you should see a provider, or if seeing a provider is not on your radar at this time, schedule a 30-min consultation for more information.