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What Is Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurologic condition, which means that it involves nerve cells and chemicals in the brain. With narcolepsy, the brain is not able to control sleep-wake cycles normally. The symptoms can make it hard to do everyday tasks and may impact home, school, or work.

What Is Narcolepsy?

These are the 5 major symptoms of narcolepsy.
Someone doesn’t have to have them all to have narcolepsy.

2 types of narcolepsy

There are 2 types of narcolepsy.

  • Narcolepsy type 1 includes both EDS and cataplexy
  • Narcolepsy type 2 does not include cataplexy

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