Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder defined by constant sleepiness and the tendency to fall asleep precipitously and at inappropriate times. Typically, an individual with narcolepsy suffers “sleep attacks” as well as continual sleepiness and tiredness that are not relieved by any amount of sleep.
Other symptoms include sudden loss of muscle strength, the inability to move when waking or falling asleep, vivid and often frightening dreams that occur when the person is drowsy, automatic behavior when the person is performing routine task but is unaware, disturbed nighttime sleep, and double vision, memory loss and headaches.
If not identified and appropriately managed, narcolepsy can drastically affect wellbeing with devastating results.
At Clayton Sleep Institute we can evaluate your condition, perform sleep tests that help diagnose narcolepsy and develop a treatment plan for you to manage yourself and your environment and improve you quality of sleep and life. If you are suffering from the symptoms of narcolepsy, please call us at 314-645-5855 and ask for a consultation.