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Multiple
Medications
Daily
Naps
Attention
to Health
Support
System
FLUTTERING
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HEAD
DROOPING LOOSENED
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BROUGHT TO YOU BY JULIE FLYGARE
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Julie is a leading narcolepsy spokesperson, published author, blogger, yogi and runner diagnosed with narcolepsy and cataplexy in 2007.
She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brown University in 2005 and her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 2009.
/JulieFlygareAuthor @RemRunner http://julieflygare.com /user/jlflygare
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WHAT IS NARCOLEPSY?
Definition: Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the
brain’s inability to regulate normal sleep-wake states, affecting 1 in 2,000
people (200,000 Americans and 3 million people worldwide).
D I A G N O S I S S O C I A L E F F E C T S
Cataplexy is a sudden loss of
muscle tone, often triggered by
emotions like laughter or annoyance.
Sleep Paralysis
Hallucinations
Disrupted Nighttime Sleep
Delays in
diagnosis
range from
3 to 15 years
after
symptom
onset.
Affects quality of life
comparable to
epilepsy and
Parkinson’s
disease.
Only 25% of
Americans with
narcolepsy have
diagnosis and
treatment.
THERE IS NO CURE FOR NARCOLEPSY.
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