These educational resources are provided to help you learn more about narcolepsy and its symptoms, and to help you discuss with a sleep specialist. These materials are intended for US residents 18 years of age or older and are not intended to replace a conversation with a sleep specialist. A sleep specialist can evaluate your symptoms and make a diagnosis.
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Patient Tools and Education Materials
Understanding Narcolepsy Patient Counseling GuideThis brochure is provided as a resource to help you understand and describe your symptoms, and to help you discuss your symptoms with a sleep specialist.
Glossary of Terms
A sudden, brief loss of muscle strength or tone caused by strong emotions.1,2
Epworth Sleepiness Scale
The Epworth Sleepiness Scale, or ESS, is a scale for evaluating level of daytime sleepiness.3 It is widely used to assess a person's likelihood of falling asleep in common situations. The ESS takes only a few minutes to complete.3,4
Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
The inability to stay awake and alert during the day, resulting in unintended lapses into drowsiness or sleep.1
Vivid dream-like events that occur while falling asleep or waking up.1,2
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
A sleep laboratory test performed during the day to measure a person's tendency to fall asleep.1 The MSLT consists of four or five short naps usually scheduled 2 hours apart. This test measures brain activity, eye movements, and muscle activity.5,6
An overnight test that evaluates the patient's sleep by measuring brain activity, eye movements, muscle activity, and heart and breathing activity throughout the night. This test can detect different kinds of sleep disorders.4,5
The breaking up of sleep by many awakenings.1,2
A brief inability to move or speak while falling asleep or waking up.1
Narcolepsy Website Links
The third-party resources cited below are for the reader's information only. Jazz Pharmaceuticals does not endorse and is not responsible for the content included in these resources.American Academy of Sleep Medicine2510 North Frontage RoadDarien, IL 60561Phone: (630) 737-9700Fax: (630) 737-9790Narcolepsy Network, Inc.79A Main StreetNorth Kingstown, RI 02852Phone: (888) 292-6522Fax: (401) 633-6567Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNational Sleep Foundation1010 North Glebe Road, Suite 310Arlington, VA 22201Phone: 703-243-1697Email: email@example.comNORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)55 Kenosia AvenueP.O. Box 1968Danbury, CT 06813-1968Phone: (800) 999-6673Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc.P.O. Box 60293Worcester, MA 01606Phone: (978) 751-DOZE (3693)Email: firstname.lastname@example.org