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Narcolepsy is devastating lifelong incurable sleep disorder that affects 1 in 2,000 people. Current research findings support the theory that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder. This rare sleep disorder causes irregular patterns in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and severe disruptions in the normal sleep/wake cycle. Over 200,000 Americans and 3 million people worldwide have narcolepsy, but because it is severely under-recognized and misdiagnosed, it is believed that these numbers are actually much higher. Narcolepsy is a serious medical condition.

Wake Up Narcolepsy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to speeding narcolepsy diagnosis through greater awareness and funding medical research to find a cure

Narcolepsy is an autoimmune neurological sleep disorder that affects 1 in 2,000 people. This rare sleep disorder causes irregular patterns in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and severe disruptions in the normal sleep/wake cycle. Over 200,000 Americans and 3 million people worldwide have narcolepsy, but because it is severely under-recognized and misdiagnosed, it is believed that these numbers are actually much higher. Narcolepsy is a serious medical condition.

Wake Up Narcolepsy has quickly become a national leader for narcolepsy research funding and awareness. The money raised directly funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for narcolepsy. Unrestricted grants have led to breakthroughs in research and an acceleration of the understanding of this disease. We are dedicated to increasing awareness amongst the public, educators and the medical community.

“People with narcolepsy have been living in the shadows. It’s time to step into the light.” Kevin Cosgrove, Co-founder
 

  • What is Narcolepsy?

    Narcolepsy is an autoimmune neurological sleep disorder affecting 1 in 2,000 people. Over 200,000 Americans and 3 million people worldwide have narcolepsy.

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  • Could I Have Narcolepsy?

    This is an important conversation to have with your doctor. Tiredness, fatigue and sleepiness are associated with many disorders and health risks.

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Narcolepsy Symptoms

Narcolepsy symptoms can include excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.

Diagnosis

Sadly, narcolepsy is often missed by the medical community. It is not uncommon for 10 years or more to pass between initial onset of symptoms and a diagnosis. Narcolepsy most often presents itself in childhood or adolescence and lasts a lifetime. There is currently no cure.

 

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http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/about-narcolepsy/what-is-narcolepsy/ What is Narcolepsy? Narcolepsy Awareness Public Service Announcement from Honda Motor Co. Many thanks to American Honda Motor Co. for joining with the narcolepsy community to bring greater understanding about this devastating, lifelong, incurable sleep disease. Wake Up Narcolepsy is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting narcolepsy awareness and research to find a cure. WUN carries out its mission by: Providing funding to accelerate a cure for narcolepsy Increasing awareness of narcolepsy Decreasing time-lapse from symptom onset to proper diagnosis Providing supportive resources for people with narcolepsy and their families WUN History Upon recognizing the great need to raise awareness and research funds for narcolepsy, Kevin Cosgrove teamed up with Monica and David Gow to establish Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc., in 2008. Wake Up Narcolepsy has quickly become a national leader for narcolepsy research and awareness. We are dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for narcolepsy while increasing awareness among the public. Every year, Wake Up Narcolepsy hosts various awareness-driven events and makes substantial contributions to cutting-edge narcolepsy research across the country. “People with narcolepsy have been living in the shadows. It’s time to step into the light.” Kevin Cosgrove, Co-founder - See more at: http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/about-wake-up-narcolepsy/mission-statement-history/#sthash.fUypyBXl.dpuf To find out more about Wake Up Narcolepsy visit our website: http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org To Donate for Narcolepsy awareness and research funding: https://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/donate/give-now/ To get involved in your community: http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/get-involved/ Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakeupnarcolepsy Follow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/wakenarcolepsy Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/WakeUpNarcolepsy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wake-up-narcolepsy Instagram: http://instagram.com/wakenarcolepsy Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/wakenarcolepsy/ Blog: https://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/blog/