cataplexy

Why Am I Having Hypnagogic Hallucinations?

Do you ever have wild visions or dreams that are extremely vivid and seem like real life just as you’re falling asleep? You may be experiencing hypnagogic hallucinations, a condition often associated with narcolepsy. In fact, hypnagogic hallucinations are among the four most common narcolepsy symptoms, along with sleep paralysis, … Read More

Is My Daytime Sleepiness Really Narcolepsy?

The term "narcolepsy" may conjure up almost comical images of someone falling asleep in the middle of a conversation. But this sleeping disorder is no laughing matter to those who struggle with it. Narcolepsy symptoms include more than excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). They include bouts of muscle weakness (cataplexy) and … Read More

Wake Up! Narcolepsy Treatment Strategies

There is no cure for narcolepsy, that unusual medical condition in which someone suddenly falls into a deep sleep in the midst of such normal behaviors as talking or working. Medications, however, can help increase daytime alertness. Modafinil (Provigil), for example, is approved specifically for the excessive daytime sleepiness that … Read More

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