What are the five signs of narcolepsy?

There are 5 main symptoms of narcolepsy, referred to by the acronym CHESS (Cataplexy, Hallucinations, Excessive daytime sleepiness, Sleep paralysis, Sleep disruption). While all patients with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness, they may not experience all 5 symptoms.

Is narcolepsy fatal?

Narcolepsy isn’t a deadly disease by itself, but episodes can lead to accidents, injuries, or life-threatening situations. Additionally, people with narcolepsy may have difficulty maintaining jobs, doing well in school, and have problems maintaining relationships due to episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness.

What is life like for a person with narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy can present challenges to daily living: in addition to sleepiness, people with narcolepsy may experience mental fogginess, poor memory, and hallucinations. Social life can be impacted when sleepiness and other symptoms disrupt conversations, social events, and plans for activities.

How do you fix narcolepsy?

There is no cure for narcolepsy, but medications and lifestyle modifications can help you manage the symptoms….Medications for narcolepsy include:

  1. Stimulants.
  2. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).
  3. Tricyclic antidepressants.
  4. Sodium oxybate (Xyrem).

Is excessive sleeping a side effect of Covid vaccine?

Some of the most common side effects31 are pain or swelling in the arm where you receive the shot, fever, chills, and headache. Many people also experience significant tiredness or fatigue, a side effect found in the Pfizer32, Moderna33, and Johnson & Johnson34 vaccines.

What is long Covid?

Some people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can experience long-term effects from their infection, known as post-COVID conditions (PCC) or long COVID.