Today is World Narcolepsy Day

The difficulty in being diagnosed with this rare disease is why so many people go undiagnosed for many year’s. I believe that not only should doctor’s receive training in sleep disorders, teacher’s should too! If a teacher was aware of what to look for, they may be able to help a student to get diagnosedContinue reading “Today is World Narcolepsy Day”

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World Narcolepsy Day 2021

World Narcolepsy Day is only 11 days away, September 22nd. Narcolepsy is a Rare Disease that affects 1 in 2,000 In the US or 3 million worldwide! It is a neurological disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control the sleep AND wake cycles, and there is no cure. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness is the mostContinue reading “World Narcolepsy Day 2021”

Don’t Give Up

It saddens me to read younger narcoleptics posts in social media at times as I find that many are questioning their future as though having this chronic disorder is some kind of death sentence. Yes receiving an education is going to be a battle, I slept through most of my high school years, but itContinue reading “Don’t Give Up”

The Red Herring Story

As mentioned in a previous blog “The Arrival of the Red Herring”, I was given an appointment at the Lyell McEwin hospital to see a neurologist. The initial appointment was daunting as my head was still trying to process this potential MS diagnosis, and to be perfectly honest I was really scared. There are, asContinue reading “The Red Herring Story”

The Importance of Sleep

If you think that cutting back on sleep won’t affect you then think again. Fatigue played a considerable role during the 70s and 80s in some of the worst preventable disasters the world has ever seen. Investigations revealed that sleep deprivation was a significant factor in the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, asContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep”

The Phone Battery Theory

How do you explain what it is like to have Narcolepsy? This is a regular topic of conversation within social media narcolepsy forums; and one that never really seems to be answered. The fact is that it is almost impossible for anyone who doesn’t have it to be able to understand the battle. I haveContinue reading “The Phone Battery Theory”