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5 Facts you should know about

Narcolepsy

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Type 1 narcolepsy is defined as narcolepsy with cataplexy; Type 2 is narcolepsy without cataplexy5

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The most typical symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, and hallucinations

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About 70% of those affected experience episodes of a sudden loss of muscle strength, known as cataplexy

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The loss of hypocretin-producing neurons in the hypothalamus is the primary cause of Type 1 narcolepsy

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There is an increased prevalence of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia in patients with narcolepsy

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