WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY | COMMUNICATIONS PLAN 2015
An Alarming Fact
Narcolepsy frequently begins in adolescence
An Alarming Fac...
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy
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Narcolepsy: Alarming Facts from Wake Up Narcolepsy

http://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder affecting 1 in 2,000 people; over 200,000 Americans and 3 million people worldwide have narcolepsy. Sadly, this rare disease is severely under-recognized and misdiagnosed. It is not uncommon for 10 years to pass between initial onset and proper diagnosis. It most often presents itself in childhood, adolescence, or young adulthood, and lasts a lifetime. Narcolepsy’s effect on quality of life compares to Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. There is currently no cure. Narcolepsy is a serious medical condition. It offers researchers a unique opportunity to learn about the central mechanisms of REM/dream sleep and alertness. Wake Up Narcolepsy is a non profit organization dedicated to funding research for advancements in narcolepsy- understanding the cause, treatments for and ultimately to find a cure for narcolepsy. Our mission is to raise awareness of this disease, both in the general community, medical community and in schools. We provide funding for unrestricted grants that allows research funding that may not be funded through normal channels. To donate for funding narcolepsy research and awareness, please visit https://www.wakeupnarcolepsy.org/donate/.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Health & Medicine      
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  • 1. WAKE UP NARCOLEPSY | COMMUNICATIONS PLAN 2015 An Alarming Fact Narcolepsy frequently begins in adolescence An Alarming Fact Narcolepsy affects both males and females equally An Alarming Fact Most people who have narcolepsy have insomnia tendencies at night An Alarming Fact Narcolepsy is almost always caused by the lack of a cells called hypocretin, or orexin An Alarming Fact Narcolepsy can take up to 10 years or longer to diagnose An Alarming Fact How does it feel to have Narcolepsy? Comparable to staying awake for 48-72 hours. An Alarming Fact Even though narcolepsy affects nearly 200,000 Americans, only about 25% are diagnosed An Alarming Fact One in every 2,000 people has narcolepsy An Alarming Fact There’s no cure for narcolepsy. 24/7

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