Narcolepsy is a chronic neurologic condition (involving nerve cells and chemicals in the brain) in which the brain is not able to control sleep-wake cycles normally.1 The symptoms of narcolepsy can make it hard to do everyday tasks and may impact home, work, and school.2

Around 1 in 2000 people in the US has narcolepsy.3,4

The symptoms of narcolepsy often start between the ages of 10 and 25.5 Yet, making the right diagnosis can take more than 10 years.6 In fact, some people with narcolepsy can see an average of 6 doctors before they’re diagnosed with narcolepsy.7 Many disorders have some of the same symptoms as narcolepsy.5 This may be why an estimated 50% of people with narcolepsy have not been diagnosed.3 Becoming informed about narcolepsy can help you have a better conversation with a sleep specialist to help make the proper diagnosis.

Have you experienced any of the 5 major symptoms of narcolepsy?4,5

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