What is narcolepsy?
It is a sleep disorder marked by persistent sleep attacks and daytime drowsiness. Narcolepsy is estimated to affect 1 in every 2,000 Americans. This sleep disorder can severely disrupt an individual’s life. It is also sometimes accompanied by cataplexy, a condition in which a strong emotion causes a collapse in muscle tone, affecting the body. Therefore, medical professionals have identified two kinds of different narcolepsy: type 1 narcolepsy occurs with cataplexy, while type 2 narcolepsy occurs without it.