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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that causes extreme daytime sleepiness. This is a lifelong disorder that makes one feel tired and in severe cases, have sudden uncontrollable sleep attacks. Narcolepsy can impact nearly every aspect of one's life. Many people with this condition do not know they have the sleep disorder. The exact cause of narcolepsy is unknown but factors such as genetics and infection may contribute to the development of narcolepsy.

The symptoms of narcolepsy commonly begin between the ages 10 and 25 and may worsen for the first few years and then continue for life. The symptoms include: