Narcolepsy often begins in childhood or adolescence. But it can look a lot different in kids than in adults. This can make it hard for doctors to diagnose children with narcolepsy. There are 2 types of narcolepsy: Type 1 narcolepsy involves excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, and low levels of a brain hormone called hypocretin; type 2 narcolepsy involves sudden daytime sleepiness. People with type 2 narcolepsy have normal levels of hypocretin . . .
Published in Narcolepsy, a Sleep-Disorders.net community, on June 17, 2022.