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Narcolepsy

Diagnosis/ Symptoms of Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is characterized by:

bulletSleepiness or excessive daytime sleepiness that is often profound.
bulletSleep on-set REM sleep
bulletCataplexy
bulletHypnagogic hallucinations or hypnopompic hallucinations
bulletSleep paralysis
bulletAutomatic behavior
bulletDisrupted nocturnal sleep

Surveys on people with narcolepsy have found that they often suffer from:

bulletDouble vision
bulletMemory problems
bulletBalance disturbances
bulletPersonality changes
bulletGetting involved in frequent rear-end automobile accidents. 

Symptoms most often first occur during adolescence or young adulthood; however, narcolepsy symptoms may also occur earlier in childhood or not until the third or fourth decade of life.

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