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Top 10 Sleep Myths

Top 10 Sleep Myths

Myth 1: Sleep is a time when your body and brain shut down for rest and relaxation. No evidence shows that any major organ (including the brain) or regulatory system in the body shuts down during sleep. Some physiological processes actually become more active while you sleep. For example, secretion of certain hormones is boosted,


Narcolepsy Narcolepsy is a disorder that affects 1 in 2,000 people and can have a significant impact on patients’ overall daily functioning. It is a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness, often occurring at inappropriate times and places. Patients with narcolepsy may report a combination of any of the following symptoms:  fragmented nighttime sleep with frequent brief awakenings, cataplexy


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Narcolepsy is a long-term neurological disorder that involves a decreased ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles.[1] Symptoms include periods of excessive daytime sleepiness that usually last from seconds to minutes and may occur at any time.[1] About 70% of those affected also experience episodes of sudden loss of muscle strength, known

Fast Facts on Narcolepsy

Here are some key points about narcolepsy. 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders. Although highly prevalent, common sleep disorders are infrequently identified by primary care providers. Narcolepsy is the second leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness after obstructive sleep apnea. The average time from the onset of narcolepsy to diagnosis


General (Sleep Related): American Academy of Sleep Medicine National Sleep Foundation National Center on Sleep Disorders Research National Sleep Foundation-Waking America to the Importance of Sleep Narcolepsy (with Cataplexy): Narcolepsy Network Wake Up Narcolepsy National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stanford Center for Narcolepsy National Sleep Foundation Idiopathic Hypersomnia/Major Somnolence Disorder: National Institutes

Narcolepsy Treatment

There are several treatments approved by the FDA for use in narcolepsy. There are no treatments approved for idiopathic hypersomnia (IHS), although it is common practice to use wake-promoting medications that are known to be effective in patients with narcolepsy to treat the sleepiness associated with idiopathic hypersomnia. These treatments have not been studied to

Narcolepsy – Overview and Facts

Narcolepsy is a lifelong sleep disorder that makes you feel overwhelmingly tired, and in severe cases, have sudden uncontrollable sleep attacks. Narcolepsy can impact nearly every aspect of your life. It is dangerous because you can have excessive sleepiness or a sleep attack at any time of the day, in the middle of any activity

Crash Course: Public School Accommodations for Children with Hypersomnia: Part 2

Posted by Hypersomnia Foundation on October 6, 2015 Part 2: Understanding 504 vs. IEP By Kate Pece, M. Ed. In this series of four articles, you will learn how to navigate the public school system for accommodations under a 504 plan. When it comes to helping students with sleep disorders, it is easy for the