a malfunction of the sleep/wake regulating system in the brain of
unknown origin. Its most common manifestation is an irresistible
tendency to fall asleep, even in unlikely circumstances such as
in the middle of a conversation or at a meal.
- Narcolepsy is a rare condition where the sufferer falls asleep
up to ten times a day. They have no control over the disorder and
although they may feel refreshed after their sleep another episode
may follow within a short space of time. Most of us are aware of feeling
sleepy and can control when and where we sleep. Sufferers of Narcolepsy
may feel extreme tiredness, and will have sleep attacks which they
are unable to control. 3/5
UK - Speaks for all those with narcolepsy in the United Kingdom.
As well as being a significant presence on the web we are also available
to answer enquiries over the phone, just click on the contact us section
for details. 3/5
- Is a long-term (chronic sleep) disorder that disrupts a normal
sleeping pattern. Symptoms of narcolepsy can be mild or severe. NHS
Narcolepsy Fact Sheet - Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder
caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.
At various times throughout the day, people with narcolepsy experience
fleeting urges to sleep. If the urge becomes overwhelming, patients
fall asleep for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes.
In rare cases, some people may remain asleep for an hour or longer.
Leaflet - Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that disrupts
your normal sleeping pattern. It can cause you to fall asleep suddenly,
without warning (known as "sleep attacks") and also tends
to make you feel excessively drowsy during the day time. 3/5
Science of Sleep - Hope for Narcolepsy Sufferers - Recent medical
advances have given narcolepsy sufferers hope of a normal life, but
only for a few in the UK. A Guardian Online Article. Not
Scholarly Articles onSleep Narcolepsy - Click