Archive for the ‘Narcolepsy’ Category
The diagnosis is relatively easy when all the symptoms of narcolepsy appear, but if you only have sleep attacks and cataplexy is mild or not, the diagnosis is more difficult and sometimes can be confused with other disorders.
Given that the diagnosis of narcolepsy is often delayed for many years, it is very important that the primary care physician has a current knowledge about sleep disorders and likewise the patient to provide adequate information about their symptoms. The doctor performed polygraphic sleep recording of the patient, Test Multiple Sleep Latency can also be made immunogenic evidence. Read the rest of this entry »
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder of neurological origin. The main characteristic of narcolepsy is daytime sleepiness excessive. The patient usually feels sleepy, either continuously or at different times of day.
Sometimes the sleepiness is so sudden and so intense that is called “sleep attack.” Some people may have several attacks of daytime sleepiness. The sleep attacks can last from a few minutes to over an hour.
Other symptoms of narcolepsy, which may or may not appear in all patients, are: Read the rest of this entry »