What Is Narcolepsy?

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Types Of Narcolepsy

Broadly there are two types of Narcolepsy and in 2017 these were more clearly defined based on the outcomes of research completed over the last five years.

Causes Of Narcolepsy

Regrettably the question “How do you get narcolepsy?” remains a mystery although several current lines of research are demonstrating a greater potential to understand the causes, as well as point towards a cure.

Symptoms & Effects

The onset of Narcolepsy can be frustratingly slow to appear, and one of the challenges in dealing with this disorder is that it is not until all the symptoms are present that a clear diagnosis can be determined.


Because of its slow appearance many sufferers develop ways and means to work around the symptoms and it becomes workable, if somewhat eccentric at times.

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