What is a narcolepsy?
It is an uncommon condition affecting around 3 people in every 10,000. Even though it is uncommon, many people have heard of it and know that one of the features of it is in difficulty to staying awake. People with narcolepsy have difficulty staying awake and have a tendency to fall asleep quickly and often unexpectedly. In addition to this, patients with narcolepsy can experience sudden onset of muscle weakness triggered by strong emotions such as laughing or anger, a feeling of paralysis on waking, and vivid dreams whilst going to sleep.