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Help and Hope for People with Narcolepsy and Cataplexy

by Holly Godfrey April 14, 2017

Help and Hope for People with Narcolepsy and Cataplexy

If you suffer from narcolepsy, you are not alone. It is estimated that 200,000 people in the United States understand the difficulties that come from being unable to regulate a stable asleep/awake cycle. The mixed signals you receive from your brain make it hard for your body to know when to fall asleep and when to stay alert. EDS, or excessive daytime sleepiness, is a way of life for you. It might be hard for those you love to understand that your sleepiness is not a result of not getting enough sleep, but from the brain’s inability to recognize when and if sleep has occurred, making the urge to sleep almost unbearable. You might feel fatigued and have low energy, and some people with narcolepsy also experience a significant amount of mental cloudiness.


Many people with narcolepsy experience cataplexy as well. Described as the sudden loss of muscle tone, cataplexy can feel like weakness and in severe cases can render the person experiencing it unable to move for brief periods of time. Your speech may become slurred and your head might droop. While these episodes are random, they most likely occur when people with narcolepsy are experience strong emotions. Again, this stems from the brain not appropriately processing signals correctly.

Hope and Relief

 If you are experiencing symptoms of narcolepsy and cataplexy, it is important to proceed with a full medical evaluation and get an appropriate diagnosis from a doctor that has experience in sleep disorders. While there is no cure for narcolepsy/cataplexy, there is treatment for disruptive symptoms. The most effective treatments provide reduction in episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness.  Both medications and supplements have proven to be effective for some people with narcolepsy and cataplexy. The PowerUP | PowerDOWN system has been shown to help regulate the symptomsthat come with EDS, while also providing the benefit of increasing overall brain health.  Learn more about how PowerUP | PowerDOWN is helping people with narcolepsy and cataplexy by clicking HERE.

If you suffer from narcolepsy or cataplexy, or know someone who does, PowerUP | PowerDOWN might provide relief from your symptoms. Click here for a risk-free trial of PowerUP | PowerDOWN.  As always, please consult with your doctor before making changes to your treatment plan.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. CAUTION: Do not take if you are pregnant, nursing, under 16 or with alcohol. If you are taking medication and/or have a medical condition, consult your physician before use.
Holly Godfrey
Holly Godfrey

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