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Narcolepsy Africa Foundation

Narcolepsy Africa Foundation is a section 10 of the Non-Governmental Organization that has an objective to raise awareness of narcolepsy and provide information about it to patients, caregivers, health care professions, and the general public.

Narcolepsy quick Facts

1 in 2,000 people

in America are affected by Narcolepsy and 3,000,000 worldwide

10 -17 years old

is the age Onset of Narcolepsy symptoms. Major one being excessive daytime sleepiness.

48 - 72hrs

People with narcolepsy feel as though they haven’t slept for 3days

5 -7 years

is the average time between symptom onset and diagnosis

60% of patients

in a recent study were originally misdiagnosed

25% of people

who have narcolepsy are diagnosed & receiving treatment

Narcolepsy Characteristics & Symptoms

Characteristics of Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, including irresistible sleep attacks, overwhelming affected persons in the most...

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)

The inability to stay awake and alert during the day. Even with sleep, an individual with narcolepsy can feel as though he or she has been awake...

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Cataplexy

A sudden and uncontrollable, brief loss of muscle tone (paralysis of muscles} caused by experiencing strong or intense emotions (most often...

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Automatic behaviour

When people with narcolepsy are tired and sleepy, they may carry out actions without thinking about them and often with no recollection of them...

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