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Does narcolepsy generally take most of your energy?
Narcolepsy robs you of your energy. A study released at the annual conference for narcolepsy stated that a person without narcolepsy would have to stay awake for 32 hours straight to experience the same sensation of that of a person with narcolepsy who was awake for just 1 hour. ...
What part of the brain is responsible for narcolepsy?
The part of the brain that is responsile for narcolepsy is the hypothalamus. ...
Asked in Sleep Disorders
What are the demographics of narcolepsy?
40% of patients with narcolepsy have or have had another mental disorder. 18% of patients with narcolepsy are 10 years old or younger. It is estimated that 0.02-0.16% of the general population suffer from narcolepsy. Men and women are equally affected. ...
How does a genetic blood test diagnose narcolepsy?
A genetic blood test can reveal the existence of certain substances in people who have a tendency to develop narcolepsy. Positive test results suggest narcolepsy. ...
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, ADD-ADHD, Medication and Drugs, Sleep Disorders, Psychostimulants, Ritalin
Can a person with narcolepsy take Ritalin if they also have ADD?
A qualified yes as the medication may also have some + benefits on the narcolepsy - in any event the diagnosis and cause of the cause of the narcolepsy should be properly investigated such as with a sleep study ...
Asked in Neurology
What is the Neurological explanation of Narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy is a disorder that causes severe sleepiness and uncontrollable sleep sessions throughout the day. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder because the brain canÕt read or regulate the pathways that control the sleep vs. awake cycles. ...