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Autoimmune reaction

This is an illness in which the body attacks its own myelin as if it were a foreign substance. More>  Narcolepsy books - Click Here For professional and comprehensive help and resources

Cerebrospinal fluid

Sometimes called CSF, this is reffered to the fluid that fills the areas surrounding the brain and spinal cord. This fluid contains small quantities of glucose and protein and is continuously being produced and absorbed. It is basically used to bathe and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Chromatherapy and aromatherapy

Chromotherapy, sometimes known as colour therapy or colourology, is part of the of holistic healing that uses color to achieve optimal health. more on chromatherapy. Aromatherapy on the other hand is based on herbal medicine: The use of essential oils from aromatic plants to restore and enhance health and beauty i.e. the use of essential oils from plants, flowers, trees and herbs to achieve health and vitality.

Hypnagogic hallucinations

Hypnagogia or hypnogogia is made up of vivid and terrifying experiences, hearing of sounds or seeing dream like images occurring just prior to sleep. It is a symptom of narcolepsy that can be mistaken for psychosis.

Hypocretin test

Narcolepsy can be diagnosed by measuring CSF hypocretin levels but with a caveat . However, no single test will ever be 100% specific for narcolepsy. Go here for more

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)

The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a sleep disorder diagnostic tool . It consists of a series of short naps during the daytime, done in the sleep lab, to measure daytime sleepiness and how fast you fall asleep. The test is based on the idea that the sleepier one is the faster they will fall asleep.

Neurological disorder

This is a problem with nerves: The disturbance in structure or function of the nervous system resulting. It usually results from developmental abnormality, disease, injury, or toxin.

Nervous system stimulants

Central nervous system stimulants

are used to treat conditions characterized by lack of adrenergic stimulation, including narcolepsy and neonatal apnea. Go here for more

Neurodegenerative illnesses

These are illnesses that occure when there is a deterioration of neurons which over time will lead to neurodegeneration and disabilities resulting from this. Recently some scientists have suggested that narcolepsy is a neurodegenerative illness.

Overnight polysomnogram (PSG)

A polysomnogram , or PSG , is an overnight test that records and measure sleep patterns.

Orexin/hypocretin: are the common names given to a pair of highly excitatory neuropeptide hormones. These are found in the lateral hypothalamic area and project their fibers to the entire central nervous system click here for more

Primary hypoventilation syndrome:

Did You know that some people have died and some have come close to death by simply not understanding this illness and taking the necessary precaustions. If you really want to know more on how to survive with this illness then you need to learn as muuch as you can about this subject.  Click the link that you are more interested in to review a list of helful resources.

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