Narcolepsy is a type of sleep disorder and a serious health problem. If you don’t recognize the problem soon and have appropriate treatment, it can get very bad. What are the signs of narcolepsy? We are going to discover them right now.
Excessive daytime sleepiness
This is the most common symptom of narcolepsy. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) means you feel sleepy all the time. You can fall asleep anytime, anywhere, even when you are working, studying or even driving (!). Even when you have long night sleep, you still feel sleepy during the day. Narcolepsy can happen to both children and adult so when you notice your kids sleep during the day, to yell at them yet. It’s time to meet the doctor and have a thorough diagnosis.
Cataplexy is another common sign of narcolepsy. When suffering from cataplexy, you feel as you lose all muscle strength. In mild cases, it is impossible to speak or move. In serious cases, the total body can collapse. The symptom can last from few seconds to a few minutes depending on the severity.
This is the symptom when you see illusional images, usually frightening.
As its name suggests, sleep paralysis means you cannot move or speak while lying on the bed
Above are the four symptoms of narcolepsy. If you notice you or your family members have one of those signs, be sure to have them diagnosed to find out the problem. If it’s not narcolepsy, that’s great. If yes, you should be prepared for a course of treatment that might take a very long time.