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Narcolepsy Fast Facts
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness. Sufferers often are unable to resist falling asleep at inappropriate times, and the disorder can severely impact their daily functioning.
Narcolepsy affects approximately 1 out of every 2,000 people. Approximately 200,000 Americans are currently living with narcolepsy.
Symptoms of narcolepsy most often first appear in young people between the ages of 10 and 30. Narcolepsy often escapes diagnosis, and only about a quarter of people with the disorder are diagnosed and treated.
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Narcolepsy is misdiagnosed about 60% of the time. The most common misdiagnosis is depression.
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Narcolepsy Caregiver Tips
To help your loved one cope with narcolepsy, keep these tips in mind.
Help your loved one maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Establish a routine that gives your loved one a chance to get a sufficient amount of sleep at night, and stick to the schedule. Discourage late nights or widely varying bedtimes.