Sleep Disorders: 20 Sleep Disorders You Should Avoid
Sleep Disorders # 10: Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that usually begins during adolescence and is distinguished by excessive daytime sleepiness with the occurrence of sleep attacks. Narcolepsy can be genetic, or can occur in the absence of any family history as well.
The symptoms of narcolepsy that may or may not be present are: cataplexy – sudden loss of muscle tone, sleep paralysis and hypnogogic hallucinations. The treatment of narcolepsy requires a mixture of behavioral modification and drug therapy.