Narcolepsy is an uncommon, disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of sleep. These attacks can be brief, lasting just 30 seconds or longer, lasting as long as 30 minutes or more. Narcolepsy can be quite debilitating, causing lack of muscle control and dream experiences occurring at inappropriate times.
Sufferers often unexpectedly fall asleep in the middle of important activities, including driving and while playing sports. This can be quite dangerous for themselves and others. In addition, they can fall asleep during conversations and at work, harming their personal and professional relationships.
At the SDTC, we are able to make the diagnosis of Narcolepsy and institute appropriate management.