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About the Narcolepsy category


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Narcolepsy is a medical disorder that impacts 1 in approximately 2,000
people in the United States and many people are unaware of the condition
and go undiagnosed. The disease is a sleep disorder, involving
irregular patterns in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep and significant
disruptions of the normal sleep/wake cycle. While the cause of
narcolepsy is not completely understood, current research points to a
combination of genetic and environmental factors that influence the
immune system.