Narcolepsy, Narcolepsy Symptoms
Narcolepsy is characterized by spontaneous falling asleep. The first one of the narcolepsy symptoms is usually excessive daytime sleepiness. It is the irresistible desire to sleep when a person wants to be awake. Narcolepsy is associated with cataplexy, sudden weakness or paralysis, often caused by laughing, or other intense feelings, then paralysis in a dream, a very frightening phenomenon in which a man is half awake but cannot move, and hallucinations, that is very vivid and frightening dreams that occur at the beginning or the end of the dream.
A person may also show signs of automatic behavior, or perform routine or boring tasks, which are later, not remembered fully.
Narcolepsy treatment is very difficult sometimes. Narcolepsy is treated with behavioral therapy or by using drugs. Behavioral therapy involves avoidance of shift work, avoids eating heavy meals and alcohol, respect for the schedule of night sleep, and strategically deployed daily rest. Medication use should be controlled, their dosage should be individualized, and stimulants that are trying to increase the level of attention are prescribed, and antidepressants which are controlled by the above conditions related to narcolepsy.
What is Narcolepsy?
Narcolepsy is a real sleeping sickness, largely genetically marked, but also symptomatic of brain trauma or brain infections. The cause of narcolepsy is not known, although most of the tested patients had a specific HLA haplotype. It occurs in 0.02 to 0.16 percent of adults, alike in both sexes, and in some patients the family history is positive.
It is characterized by an irresistible urge to sleep during the day, which is repeated at various intervals, and inevitably ends up with sleep wherever a person is. In this disease, along with bouts of sleep, and Cataplexy occurs, i.e., momentary loss of muscle tone with ousted from the case, kneeling, and in severe cases and fall, all with clear consciousness. Cataplexy is often caused by excitement, more pleasure than fear.
Some of these patients had hallucinations before sleep, as if dreaming while they are still awake, or they happen to wake up at night short paralyzed. The disease is rare. Specifically diagnosed, and treatment is complicated.
There are also some other similar condition narcolepsy, which occur in adolescence and persist a short pass spontaneously. In some way, the treatment of narcolepsy and narcolepsy symptoms is similar to treatment of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.