By: Vanessa Melo
Narcolepsy is a nervous system disorder.
Symptoms of Narcolepsy
What are they?
Periods of extreme drowsiness during the day. You may feel a strong urge to sleep, often followed by a short nap (sleep attack).
Sleep attacks last for about 15 minutes each, sometimes they can be longer.
Slepp attacks may happen after eating, while driving, talking to someone, or during other regular situations.
Signs that you may have Narcolepsy..
Who gets Narcolepsy??
Is Narcolepsy rare?..
Less than 50,000 have been diagnosed properly and it affects approximately 0.05% of the population in the U.S. In Israel, approximately 1 in every 500,000 people have narcolepsy while in Japan, the number is much larger with 1 in every 600 people.
Can Narcolepsy be fatal?
Can Narcolepsy be treated?
Animals can have narcolepsy also, such as dogs or cats, sometimes horses etc, this is very rare though.