07.03.2015
Answer:  Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that impacts 1 in approximately 2,000 people in the United States. Answer:  Scientists have confirmed that Narcolepsy with cataplexy is caused by the loss of the two brain chemicals called hypocretins (orexins).
Answer: There appears to be some genetic predisposition to developing Narcolepsy with cataplexy, the most common form.
Answer: Although Narcolepsy does not affect intelligence, learning is sometimes affected by the symptoms.
Answer: It is estimated that there are over 200,000 persons with Narcolepsy in the United States, but only about 25%, or 50,000 of them, have been diagnosed. Answer: Currently no cure for Narcolepsy exists, nor any way to replace the missing Hypocretin. Answer:  Because of much misunderstanding and misinformation, many people think that any prolonged Excessive Daytime Sleepiness is Narcolepsy. To help you and your doctor determine if you have Narcolepsy or other Sleep Disorder, fill out the Epworth Sleepiness Scale form  and take it with you to your Primary Care Physician.
Join Narcolepsy Network today and become involved in improving your own life and the quality of life of others like you.
I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy with Cataplexy in 2013 at the age of 24 after about seven years of gradually increasing symptoms.


Join a group of GF PWN at the “Mile High Dreams” 29th Annual Narcolepsy Network Conference!
Narcolepsy is a medical disorder that impacts 1 in approximately 2,000 people in the United States and many people are unaware of the condition and go undiagnosed. Narcolepsy was very well represented at SLEEP 2012 with Wake Up Narcolepsy, Narcolepsy Network, Dr.
Julie with WUN CO-Fouder Monica Gow at SLEEP 2012 Booth Boston, MA WUN Booth SLEEP 2012 Conference Boston, MA Julie with NN Executive Director, Eveline Honig at SLEEP 2012 Narcolepsy Network Booth SLEEP 2012 Boston, MA Julie meeting fellow narcolepsy advocate, Katie for the first time in person! Podcast: A conversation about narcolepsy, Homer Simpson, memoir writing and marathon running.
It is best to be under the care of a physician who is specially trained, Certified in Sleep Medicine, Board Certified in Neurology and experienced in treating Narcolepsy.
Our members include individuals with Narcolepsy, their families and friends, and professionals involved in the study and treatment of Narcolepsy. Our membership is open to all who share an interest in Narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.
The symptoms of Narcolepsy can vary greatly from one person to another, as can the treatments and their effectiveness. While new discoveries are being made about Narcolepsy and other sleep disorders, life with Narcolepsy remains challenging for many people with the condition.


While the cause of narcolepsy is not completely understood, current research points to a combination of genetic and environmental factors that influence the immune system. While new discoveries are being made about narcolepsy and other sleep disorders, life with narcolepsy remains challenging for many people with the condition.
Narcolepsy can affect all areas of a person’s life including relationships with family and friends, education and employment, driving and public outings. Further research is needed to determine why hypocretin cells are destroyed and to identify the exact trigger(s) of both forms of Narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy Network hopes that the information, resources, and support provided here on our site and elsewhere through conferences and events will provide people with Narcolepsy both hope and a voice.
Narcolepsy Network hopes that the information, resources, and support provided here on our site and elsewhere through conferences and events will provide people with narcolepsy both hope and a voice. While the cause of Narcolepsy is not completely understood, current research points to a combination of genetic and environmental factors that influence the immune system.
Rye in attendance (among other narcolepsy advocates and researchers).  I’m more hopeful than ever for the future of narcolepsy!



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