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.