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8th March 2014 is Narcolepsy Day.
Narcolepsy also known as hypnolepsy , is a chronic neurological disor...
Narcolepsy
Nursing Hi Nursing
What is Narcolepsy?
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A chronic sleeping disorder
Hard to stay awake for longer periods of time
Sudden attacks of s...
Symptoms
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Excessive daytime sleeping
Sudden loss of muscle tone
Sleeping paralysis
Hallucinations
Low levels of ...
Causes
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Not exact known
Genetics
Infections
Sleeping pattern – NREM + REM
Hypocretin level
H1N1 vaccination
...
Statistics
• Most common age of diagnostics is 20-40
years.
• Affect 0.05% of the population world wide
Nursing Hi Nursin...
Treatments and drugs
• No cure
• Stimulates:
- Modafilin
- Methylphenidate
• Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors:
- Fl...
Daily life
• Recommendations:
• Complications:
- Public misunderstanding - Naps during the day
- Exercise
- Feelings and
-...
Narcolepsy
Psychology
Nursing Hi Nursing
Did you know that...
1 out of every 2000 Indians
suffer from this disease
Nursing Hi Nursing
What is narcolepsy?
• A chronic sleep disorder characterized by
overwhelming daytime drowsiness and
sudden attacks of slee...
What causes it?
• Caused by the brain’s inability to regulate
sleep-wake cycles normally.
Nursing Hi Nursing
What are the symptoms?
• excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS)
• cataplexy (sudden loss of voluntary
muscle tone)
• vivid hal...
Treatments?
• There is no cure for narcolepsy.
• However people with narcolepsy can try
to regulate their sleep patterns a...
Severity?
• The symptoms of narcolepsy develop
during the first two decades of the first
symptoms but as the patients get...
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Narcolepsy day updated

Narcolepsy Day 8th March 2014.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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  • 1. Nursing Hi Nursing 8th March 2014 is Narcolepsy Day. Narcolepsy also known as hypnolepsy , is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally . People with narcolepsy often experience disturbed nocturnal sleep and an abnormal daytime sleep pattern, which often is confused with insomnia. Narcoleptics, when falling asleep, generally experience the REM stage of sleep within 5 minutes, while most people do not experience REM sleep until an hour or so later. One of the many problems that some narcoleptics experience is cataplexy, a sudden muscular weakness brought on by strong emotions. Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder. It is not caused by mental illness or psychological problems. It is most likely affected by a number of genetic mutations and abnormalities that affect specific biologic factors in the brain, combined with an environmental trigger during the brain's development, such as a virus.
  • 2. Narcolepsy Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 3. What is Narcolepsy? • • • • A chronic sleeping disorder Hard to stay awake for longer periods of time Sudden attacks of sleep Can fall a sleep under any circumstances Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 4. Symptoms • • • • • Excessive daytime sleeping Sudden loss of muscle tone Sleeping paralysis Hallucinations Low levels of Hypocretin/Orexin Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 5. Causes • • • • • • Not exact known Genetics Infections Sleeping pattern – NREM + REM Hypocretin level H1N1 vaccination Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 6. Statistics • Most common age of diagnostics is 20-40 years. • Affect 0.05% of the population world wide Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 7. Treatments and drugs • No cure • Stimulates: - Modafilin - Methylphenidate • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: - Fluoxetine - Venlafaxine • Tricyclic antidepressants: - Protriptyline - Imipramine - Clomipramine • Sodium oxybate (Xyrem) Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 8. Daily life • Recommendations: • Complications: - Public misunderstanding - Naps during the day - Exercise - Feelings and - No nicotine and alcohol relationships - Consistent sleeping - Physical harm schedule - Obesity Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 9. Narcolepsy Psychology Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 10. Did you know that... 1 out of every 2000 Indians suffer from this disease Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 11. What is narcolepsy? • A chronic sleep disorder characterized by overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 12. What causes it? • Caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 13. What are the symptoms? • excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) • cataplexy (sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone) • vivid hallucinations during sleep onset or upon wakening • brief episodes of total paralysis at the beginning or end of sleep Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 14. Treatments? • There is no cure for narcolepsy. • However people with narcolepsy can try to regulate their sleep patterns and avoid drinking caffeine containing beverages and alcohol before bedtime. Nursing Hi Nursing
  • 15. Severity? • The symptoms of narcolepsy develop during the first two decades of the first symptoms but as the patients get over the age of 60 severity decreases. Nursing Hi Nursing
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