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September 22 is observed as World Narcolepsy Day: A disease that mostly goes misdiagnosed
Every year, September 22 is observed as World Narcolepsy Day. Narcolepsy is characterized by several symptoms, including excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), cataplexy, automatic behaviors (performing actions such as walking, eating, or driving, in a semiconscious way without awareness), hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.
Many people with narcolepsy experience cataplexy, a condition that causes a sudden reduction or loss of muscle tone while a patient is awake.
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