Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
sufferers can suffer from a rare
inherited sleep disorder called
you have this disorder, you experience
periodic ‘sleep attacks’
where you suddenly fall asleep
sleep attacks seem to be triggered
by strong emotional reactions such
as laughing, crying, or having sex,
and can happen throughout
sleep attack can last from 30 seconds
to over 30 minutes!
experience these daytime sleep attacks
even when they’ve had a normal
amount of sleep the previous night.
interesting is that there seems to
be a link between Narcolepsy
plays a vital role in waking
you up and is found in the
area of your brain called the ‘
hypothalamus ’, which controls
here to learn more about your hypothalamus…
these sudden sleep attacks can be
both embarrassing and dangerous.
A narcoleptic sleep attack comes without
warning and can cause you
to fall to the ground, unable to move!
you have a narcoleptic sleep attack,
you might experience:
• nightmarish hallucinations
• and even cataplexy , which
is when you lose control of your muscles
during emotional situations.
there are a number of treatments narcolepsy
sufferers can have that can help to
control their Narcolepsy (treatments
other drugs that can help to ease
your symptoms (treatments
daytime naps may also help to reduce
your sleepiness (treatments
here to learn more about antidepressants