Other Narcolepsy Symptoms

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What are some other narcolepsy symptoms that can occur?

Other Narcolepsy Symptoms

People with narcolepsy experience excessive daytime sleepiness and abnormal REM sleep. However, the following narcolepsy symptoms vary from case to case.

Sleep paralysis: occurs in about 25 percent of individuals with narcolepsy. The typical episode is described as feeling paralyzed for a few seconds at sleep onset or upon awakening from sleep. There is no loss of consciousness.

Hypnagogic hallucinations: vivid hallucinations that typically occur at sleep onset, and they occur in about 30 percent of narcoleptic individuals. These experiences usually last for a few minutes and may be associated with sleep paralysis.

Automatic behavior - familiar, routine or boring tasks performed without full awareness or later memory of them.

And also:
- Double vision
- Balance disturbances
- Personality changes
- Getting involved in frequent rear-end automobile accidents

   

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