Narcolepsy is a low prevalence disorder characterised by uncontrollable daytime sleepiness (sometimes accompanied by night-time insomnia). In addition, sufferers may experience extreme muscle weakness particularly when excited by something and may also experience hallucinations. In severe cases this disorder is as disabling as quadraplegia.
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BBC: Horizon - Living Nightmare
Documentary featuring new research about narcolespy, including information about orexin--a chemical that appears to help humans wake up.
eMedicine Health - Narcolepsy
Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Mayo Clinic: Narcolepsy
Learn the signs, symptoms, causes, treatment, and how to cope with this condition.
Information sheet compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Narcolepsy Message Board and Help Forum
Offers an archive, post an article and joining instructions.
Narcolepsy Network, Inc.
A patient support organization providing education and information about this neurological sleep disorder. Includes medication, find a physician, conferences, a message board and how to become a member.
A charity for the benefit, relief and aid of persons suffering from narcolepsy.
NHS Choices: Narcolepsy
Provides information on this chronic sleep disorder. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
Patient UK: Narcolepsy
Factsheet on narcolepsy and cataplexy. Includes information on normal sleep patterns and the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy.
Stanford University's Center for Narcolepsy
Includes information on treatment, pointers to latest research and publications, their current research and information on the basic mechanisms of narcolepsy.
Swiss Narcolepsy Association
Information on the activities of the association.
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