One sign of narcolepsy in teens & kids is excessive daytime sleepiness. However, not everyone with narcolepsy has the same symptoms. You may fall asleep suddenly, have muscle weakness or loss of control, a temporary inability to move or speak, or even excessive or unregulated waking and dreaming at night. Unfortunately, this means that many teens with narcolepsy may have a very hard time sticking to a regular sleep and exercise schedule. This may create a temptation to blame their symptoms on laziness or a lack of personal discipline.
Since studies show that narcolepsy is associated with higher rates of certain medical conditions, teens & kids with narcolepsy may want to pay extra attention to their overall health. The following articles will help you understand what this condition is and how you can get back on the road to great sleep and daytime function.