Category - Narcolepsy


Sleep Attack? It may be Narcolepsy.

A new article in the NY Times by Tara Parker Pope suggests doctors don’t diagnose narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a nervous system disorder, not caused by mental illness or anxiety. It may be due to reduced amounts of a protein made in the brain called hypocretin. It isn’t known why some people make less of it …


Sleep Attacks, Narcolepsy & Menopause

If you feel you’re having a “sleep attack,” it could be narcolepsy. It isn’t caused by anxiety or a mental illness; it’s a nervous system disorder that happens to 1 in 3,000 Americans. Narcolepsy is caused by lower brain levels of a protein called hypocretin. The cause is unknown, but it does tend to run …