Narcolepsy is a rare condition in which people fall asleep anytime or anywhere without control, regardless of the amount of sleep that they had.

What are the symptoms?

  • Sleep attacks that occur without warning
  • Cataplexy, a sudden loss of muscle control, often triggered by stress or emotions such as laughter, fear or anger
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness, when you want to sleep all day long
  • Sleep paralysis, a feeling of not being able to talk or move for a short time.
  • Hypnogogic (sleep inducing) hallucinations
  • Other symptoms, such as insomnia, fatigue, poor memory or depression.


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Comprehensive Spine Program at Swedish Neuroscience Institute
550 17th Avenue
Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: New Patients - 206-320-BACK (2225) | Main Clinic - 206-320-2800
Fax: 206-320-5250
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Conditions Treated

Acute Spine Pain
Degenerative Spinal Disorders
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors

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Degenerative Spine Disease
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Spinal Deformity
Spine Tumors
Interventional Pain Management and Acute Care Physiatry