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narcolepsy - Symptoms, Effects, Causes, Prevalence, Diagnosis, Treatment, Research, Coping with narcolepsy


An extreme tendency towards excessive sleepiness often associated with cataplexy, in which sleep onset is accompanied by dreaming. Sleep paralysis and hypnagogic (during the process of falling asleep) hallucinations are accompanying features. Genetic factors have recently been shown to be involved.

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