Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy - Nick Discala Abnormal psychology Narcolepsy...

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Nick Discala Abnormal psychology Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, also known as EDS. A narcoleptic patient will often experience disturbed nocturnal sleep, and disorder of REM or rapid eye movement sleep. A narcoleptic may also sleep at any random time of the day; they tend to just fall asleep at any time. This disease is often confused with insomnia, however it’s not even comparable. The main characteristic of narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness, even after a great nights sleep. A person with narcolepsy becomes drowsy or falls asleep, mainly at inappropriate times and places. Narcoleptics basically tend to fall asleep even if they are driving to work, getting dressed, or eating. Daytime naps may occur without warning and are irresistible, these naps can occur several times a day. Drowsiness can persist for extremely long periods of time. Narcoleptics also suffer from other issues, such as, their nighttime sleep maybe interrupted with frequent awakenings. The first symptom of
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