What are the types of Narcolepsy?

The symptoms of narcolepsy generally varies from a person to person, some might feel for a temporary effect and to others it would have become severe. Other than the characterization of narcolepsy that has been mentioned previously, there are two types of narcolepsy that affects the people, namely;

1. Narcolepsy with Cataplexy – There are many narcolepsy symptoms available and the one that affects deeply is narcolepsy with cataplexy. A person would experience a sudden weakness in the muscle and physical collapse that almost makes a person to lose control over the muscles in the face, arms, legs, or torso. The side effects of narcolepsy with cataplexy includes slurred speech, sagging jaw, potential collapse, and paralysis (unable to move or speak). Cataplexy is usually triggered by the strong emotion, such as anger or laughter.

2. Narcolepsy without Cataplexy– A person affected with the narcolepsy without cataplexy has all the existing symptoms of narcolepsy such as extreme sleepiness, sleep attacks, hallucinations, and paralysis. However, the effects of the issue does not encounter any of the sudden muscles weakness such as narcolepsy with cataplexy encounters due the triggering by certain strong emotions and it is also less severe and can be treated easily with the proper medication.

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