Causes of Narcolepsy

by The Sleeps Well Team on

in Narcolepsy

Suffers from Sleep Disorder – Narcolepsy?
This sleep disorder is also known as the “Sleeping Beauty” Syndrome, where one just feel extreme fatigue and feels like sleeping all the time unconsciously. Sufferers can sleep anytime, anywhere and under any circumstances. This will greatly affect a person’s normal way of living. This sleep disorder is due to lack of a stimulating hormone call the hypocretin, which makes one feel awake. Such sleep disorder may be genetic.

You are suffering from Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy if you:

  • Feels exhausted all the time especially in the morning
  • Experience adrenaline rush at night, making you feel awake and excited.
  • Experience sudden memory loss of what just happened a few minutes ago
  • Unable to control movement of your limbs when you are sleeping and even when you’re awake
  • Cannot focus and is easily distracted and extremely moody
  • Experiences strong feelings such as extreme frustration, anger, joy
  • Hallucinate mind-boggling things
  • Dream immediately after you fall asleep. (normal people only dream after falling asleep for 90 minutes.)

Causes of Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy:
Sleep apnea is caused when you airway is blocked due to muscle relaxation causing you to have weak breathes when you sleep.

Here are some possible factors:

1.      Mental illnesses / emotional distress – you are depress, you face a lot of stress and anxiety.

2.      Lack for brain chemical call hypocretin which regulates your sleep cycle.

3.      Genetics – it is common for the family to experience similar illnesses.

4.      Different brain chemical being released that causes fatigue.

5.      Others – certain types of medication and food will affect your sleep.


Suffers from Narcolepsy?
Here are 5 effective suggestions to reduce Narcolepsy:

1. Maintain a good sleep cycle.

    Keep the habit of waking up and turning in at the same time everyday. Do not ever give yourself the excuse of catching up on sleep just because you have not been sleeping well for the past few nights. This is because by allowing yourself just a few more hours of sleep would destroy your body clock and only deteriorate your sleep cycle and ensure that you can’t sleep well at night which will worsen narcolepsy, as sufferer tend to want to sleep even more.

    2. take naps

    frequent naps can re-energise you in the morning and reduces the number of attacks of this sleep disorder, narcolepsy. It not only makes you feel more refreshed, it helps you to relax and thus releases mental distress that sufferers often experience.

    3. Avoid alcohol and coffee.

    Next time your friends ask you out for a drink, simply say no. alcohol and caffeine reduces ones ability to sleep because it contains substances that stimulates the brain and makes one feel alert. This results in sleep deprivation at night which will worsen narcolepsy, as sufferer tend to want to sleep even more.

    4. Healthy Lifestyle

    Make sure you engage in at least half an hour of exercise each day. As exercising not only releases “happy” hormones to relieves your tension, it also makes you more alert in the morning hence relieving the number of attacks of narcolepsy. Moreover, it enhances your sleep quality at night too.

    5. Do not engage in dangerous activities

    Since narcolepsy attack can strike anytime, anywhere and under any circumstances, it is best that sufferers of such sleep disorder do not engage in dangerous task as it might endanger you life. For instance, while driving, a narcolepsy sufferer might suddenly fall asleep, as a result, he is unable to control the steering wheel and watch the road causing an accident. If serious, this might lead to death.


    Now, experiment with these effective tips and we wish you all the best in your sleep endeavours!

    1.        Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy leads to mental problems

    Narcolepsy sleep disorder sufferers often hallucinate and have extremely vivid and terrifying dreams. Narcolepsy sleep disorder sufferers often find it hard to differentiate between reality and dream, thus frequently regarding their hallucination as real and actual experience. These hallucinations which are usually horrifying causes narcolepsy sufferers to be in mental distress, leading to depression, stress and anxiety.

    2.        Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy deteriorate your health

    As mentioned, Narcolepsy sleep disorder sufferers experiences hallucination and vivid scary dreams, which in turn contributes to intense mental distress leading to physical health problems such as sever headaches.

    3.        Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy is linked to obesity

    This sleep disorder, narcolepsy which is due to lack of a brain chemical, hypocretin that regulates normal sleep cycle, is also a protein that controls hunger pants. Without it, sufferers tend to experience increased level of starvation, causing them to eat more and becoming obese.

    4. Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy contributes to Poor Attention Span

    The hallucination that such a sleep disorder contributes to is linked to various other impact. Another of such impact is that the extreme mental distress experienced by sufferers is translated into poor attention span. This is because, Narcolepsy sleep disorder suffers are so worried about their hallucination that they cannot engage in any other activities. This inevitably will affect their social life and working life as they cannot interact with other normally.

    5. Sleep Disorder, Narcolepsy make you prone to Accidents

    Widely known, this sleep order, narcolepsy can attack anytime, anywhere and under any circumstances, Due to this unpredictable property, it is common that narcolepsy sufferers are involved in accidents while engaging in seemingly normal activities. For instance, while driving, a narcolepsy sufferer might suddenly fall asleep, as a result, he is unable to control the steering wheel and watch the road causing an accident. If serious, this might lead to death.