Synonyms: Irresistible sleepiness
Medical Specialties: Family practice, Internal medicine, Neurology
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that interferes with a person’s sleep-wake cycle.
People who have the sleep disorder, narcolepsy, often fall asleep uncontrollably, even after having adequate sleep. During the day, you may be excessively sleepy and nearly unable to function. Sleep attacks can occur even when narcoleptics are walking, driving or engaged in physical activity.
Short Naps Narcolepsy can cause patients to experience uncontrollable sleep...more
Symptoms Not all individuals with narcolepsy experience cataplexy or muscle...more