Narcolepsy

The disorder, the affects, the treatment

It is estimated that about 1 in 2000 people in the United States have narcolepsy.

Narcolepsy is a chronic, life-disrupting neurologic disorder in which the brain is not able to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.

What happens?

The effects of this disorder includes, brief loss of muscle strength or control caused by strong emotions, and Hallucinations.


Treatments

There is no definite treatment to cure the disorder all together. Although, there are different ways to help ease the struggle of the disorder such as stimulants which help stimulate the central nervous system to help people stay awake during the day.