When you have narcolepsy, your life can be impacted by delayed diagnosis as well as other medical conditions.
Misdiagnosis is common, and many people go for 10 years or more after symptoms start before getting a diagnosis of narcolepsy. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the effects that narcolepsy can have on people’s lives and overall health.
Additionally, people with narcolepsy may be more likely to have certain medical conditions compared with people without narcolepsy, including mental health issues and heart conditions. When other medical conditions are present, they can add to the burden of the disease.