A healthy person always need to have good food habits and good sleep. If anything is excess or less then there will an issue for sure. Excessive food habits makes the person to gain more weight and will cause obesity as well create many more health issues. Likewise excessive sleep is also a big problem. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder which makes the person to fall asleep during the day time also, they are not able to stay awake. Even after had enough or deep sleep during night, they still thirst to fall asleep all over the day. It will really affects their everyday life, both personal and professional life.
It is rather dangerous as you can simply fall asleep while doing something like working, driving, swimming, cooking or even in walking. The treatment for this is very complicated and not a permanent cure as well. The initial symptoms are mostly appear in the age of 20 to 25 and mostly it will extend for whole life and proper care is needed for sure. It is better to know about the causes and symptoms from the initial care helps to take care of it and lead a regular life, look at this site. And it is not necessary to feel how to live with narcolepsy if you know about it in the beginning stage.
The symptoms of this disorder mostly vary for each person depends on your age and certain factors. Some common symptoms are discussed here.
Sleep paralysis – the person not able to talk, move or react anything at the time when you are falling asleep or directly after wake up.
Cataplexy or loss of muscle- the muscle becomes week and it is triggered by some common emotions like anger, fear or happiness any time during the complete day.
Hallucination- in both visual and auditory sensation, people may experience extreme vivid and unusual hallucinations feeling during day or when you fall asleep.
Night time sleeplessness-the sufferer may not get proper sleep during night time, and during that period the heart rate will be more, hot flashes may appear
Micro sleep- for a short time period, the person able to do some normal works like cooking, walking, talking while your mind is in sleep actually. When you have wake up from this, you do not remember anything about that incidents.
Unusual daytime sleepiness- it is the most common symptom faced by most of the sufferers. And they do sleep more sleep during daytime.
Treatments for Narcolepsy
There are various treatments are available used to treat and most of them do not need any kind of medications. Also people will be depression mode because of not leading a normal life, and due to some embarrassing symptoms, the muscle loss about to happen. Hence in this case, it is better to get counselling group or join in any narcolepsy community group to get some positive feel about their disorder and it helps to overcome from the guilty feeling they have in their mind.