It is a rare and long-term brain condition that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times. The brain is unable to normally regulate sleep and wake patterns


narcolepsy symptoms

  1. Feeling sleepy during the day A feeling of drowsiness occurs during the day even if a person sleeps enough at night, then sudden episodes of drowsiness come to him, and at inappropriate times, such as: while working or even while driving. a car.
  1. A bedtime hallucination…
  1. The movement of the body stops…
  1. Troubled sleep…
  1. Some involuntary behavior…
  1. Sudden sleep

Causes of narcolepsy

Infection with human African trypanosomiasis, a disease caused by the bite of the tsetse fly spread on the African continent, causing the patient to lose control of himself and fall into a deep sleep at different times.

Feeling tired and stressed and not getting the right amount of sleep until the person becomes drowsy.


Risk factors

There are only a few known risk factors for narcolepsy, including:

age. Narcolepsy usually begins in people between the ages of 10 and 30.

family history The risk of developing narcolepsy increases from 20 to 40 times if you have a family member with narcolepsy



Doctors usually prescribe stimulants to improve alertness and reduce excessive daytime sleepiness. Antidepressants are often used to treat numbness, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis

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