Mt Kenya TV: Narcolepsy Feature 2019

Narcolepsy is a rare sleep disorder which affects one in every 3,000,000 people worldwide, including here in Kenya. Some of narcolepsy’s key symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, sudden micro sleeps, and disrupted nighttime sleep. People living with Narcolepsy and those who remain undiagnosed especially in Kenya/Africa under go stigma because of the Excessive Day Time sleep that can happen anywhere and doing anything, yes anything, cooking, eating, writing, bathing, walking, etc. Being victimized in schools, at the office, in a matatu or in church is one of the thing people living with Narcolepsy have to endure everyday which lives us predisposed to getting depression. Doctors may be aware of the existence of #Narcolepsy “since they read about in School” as many of them would say, but most of them are still unable to diagnose them. I don’t blame them since even technology behind getting sleep tests and the specialists to give you the correct diagnosis are also rare in our country. Educate yourself about Narcolepsy… and the next time you see someone dozing off or sleeping at an awkward moment do not judge or slander.