Article and infograph originally published on ivypanda.com by @JamieCorbyn.
Hi, I know it’s been a minute since I last published a post, I hope you are well despite what Corona Virus aka COVID19 pandemic has put through this year. Remaining hopeful and knowing that this too shall pass is of importance no matter what. Enough said about that…
In the beginning year, I got an email from @JamieCorbyn in regards to an infographic he had done on ivypanda.com and asked that I mention it on my site… (Talk about procrastination… SMH). Anyway, better late than never… (me trying to console myself) I have decided to publish it just a few months to the 2nd World Narcolepsy Day 2020.
The infograph is very insightful and contains tips that I personally continue used over the years, living with Narcolepsy without any medication while adjusting my lifestyle behaviour. I have mentioned in my previous blogs. In any case, I hope you will find it informative and one of those aha moments.
What are some of your Narcolepsy ‘survival techniques’ that work for you? Share your tips via this link twitter
Struggle focusing on your studies? Fall asleep in the middle of the class? Feel tired and weak without any physical activity? Can’t prevent your mind from wandering off every 5 minutes? Maybe it’s not your fault, maybe you are suffering from narcolepsy.
Narcolepsy is a rare chronic neurological disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep-wake cycles.
Initial symptoms usually appear during childhood or adolescence but can emerge at any given point. The disorder often goes undiagnosed and can be mistreated and mistaken for psychological issues. All individuals with narcolepsy have trouble with daytime sleepiness; other symptoms may be absent or go unnoticed.
Such health problems require an accurate diagnosis from a specialist, without exception.
Some symptoms of narcolepsy resemble those of other disorders, like ADHD. For a proper diagnosis, the patient must undergo a series of medical tests. However, there are some red flags to watch out for. The key warning sign is a level of tiredness that overwhelms a person quickly and for no apparent reason. If such “sleep attacks” appear regularly during the daytime, you don’t need other symptoms like hallucinations or cataplexy to seek medical attention.