The aims of this website are:
- To provide information, support & forum for people with narcolepsy or any other sleep disorder and also their families and friends.
- To provide reference too & for doctors, health professionals and students.
- To encourage and aid research into sleep disorders.
- To gather information and make it accessible.
One in 2000 people have it. Its impact on a person’s life can be significant even disabling. These are facts you might not know about narcolepsy, but your friends & neighbours who suffer from this sleep disorder know how serious an issue it is.
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder defined by constant sleepiness & a tendency to sleep at inappropriate times. Typically, a person with narcolepsy suffers sleep attacks as well as continual sleepiness & a feeling of tiredness that is not completely relieved by any amount of sleep
If not recognized & appropriately managed, narcolepsy can drastically & negatively affect the quality of a person’s life & their families.
Recent advances & research in medicine, technology & pharmacology (the study of the effects of drugs) are helping healthcare professionals to diagnose & treat this condition. Although a cure for narcolepsy has not yet been found, most people with this disorder can lead nearly normal lives under the proper treatment.