Narcolepsy in Teens

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that often develops during one’s teen years. The symptoms of narcolepsy may include daytime sleepiness, cataplexy (episodes of muscle weakness that are usually triggered by strong emotions), hallucinations and vivid dreams, disrupted nighttime sleeping, and sleep paralysis (the inability to move when on the edge of sleep). Narcolepsy is a highly treatable condition with proper medical oversight.

Liza is a teen that suffered from daytime sleepiness and was eventually diagnosed with narcolepsy. You can watch her journey to receiving a diagnosis in this short video. 

Time: 6 minutes, 14 seconds

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