The essential symptom is excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), which means that you get overcome by an irresistible need to sleep during the day, and you can feel tired all the time. EDS is usually the first symptom that people notice.
Although narcolepsy is often thought of as an adult condition, symptoms most commonly start in childhood or adolescence. Symptoms can look and feel different in children than in adults. Take a look at each symptom below to find out how these symptoms can appear in children and adults.
EDS is not the only symptom. Learn about all 5 major symptoms of narcolepsy:
“It’s important for those with narcolepsy to prioritize their overall health.”– Dr Akinyemi Ajayi, Sleep SpecialistWatch reality TV star Katie Morton and her sleep specialist talk about narcolepsy, and find out how Katie tries to manage her overall health in addition to the symptoms.
"I'm at my desk, and I would get so sleepy I couldn't sit there and concentrate."Hear how narcolepsy can affect patients' lives.