Living with Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder, or dyssomnia, characterized by excessive sleepiness and sleep attacks at inappropriate times, such as while at work. People with narcolepsy often experience disturbed nocturnal sleep and an abnormal daytime sleep pattern, which often is confused with insomnia. Narcoleptics, when falling asleep, generally experience the REM stage of sleep within 5 minutes; whereas most people do not experience REM sleep until an hour or so later.
Welcome to Living with Narcolepsy
Mission and Rules at Living with Narcolepsy
Our mission at Ben’s Friends is to ensure that patients living with rare diseases or chronic illnesses, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends, have a safe and supportive place to connect with others like them.
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Newbies Guide to Narcolepsy
Included in this category are resources written by members by members and notes from the moderators. We strongly encourage all members to explore these pages. This category will grow over time to include more and more information
General discussion for topics related to Living With Narcolepsy
Worsening of narcolepsy ?!
Cat who helped with Narcolepsy
Welcome to Complementary Therapies! This is the place to discuss the array of complementary healing modalities that many of us rely on to help us live healthier lives. Whether you're looking to do more to promote your own health while undergoing medical treatment, or are waiting to get medical treatment and are looking to do what you can to feel better in the meantime, this is the place to post your questions and information. We will discuss everything from acupuncture and chiropractic to nourishing our bodies, minds, and spirits. This is the place to discuss healing modalities that can complement medical treatment
Complimentar Therapy Tips
Having a rough day? We're here to listen.
Suicide Hotline Numbers
New Member Check-in
New members, start your experience here. Introduce yourself and share your story. Let us welcome you
Prayer and Healing Energy Requests
A place to request prayers and healing energy for yourself or others, from our community of caring, supportive friends, for any issue(s) we deal with.
This is our new group messaging area. Just enter a reply. If you want to send private chat simply click on the mebers avatar and start messaging. You can invite others to join you. You can also message by clicking on your avatar and the envelope in the top line
Group Message for Narcolepsy
Recommend a Doctor, Therapist, or Clinic (Positive
Want to recommend a doctor, therapist, or clinic? Positive review only, please.
Please recommend a Doctor
News from Bens Friends -
Moderators Hall of Fame
Events of Interest to Narcolepsy Patients. Just contact a mod to have your event listed. (all postings must be approved)
Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.
This is our new chat. Just reply. If you want to go to a private chat simply click on the mebers avatar and start messaging. You can invite others to join you. For now we don't have a "who's online" box but hope to add that feature soon!
Narcolepsy Support Network
a patient to patient support network for patients, family members and caregivers effected by Narcolepsy. This is our new site hosted by Discourse. If you were a member at our old site, Simply click "sign in," enter your old user name (or email address you signed up with) then click forgot "password." You will be sent a link to reclaim your profile. If you are New PLEASE create a new account. We would love to have you a part of the community
Click on User Avatar to PM or Your Avatar to enter messaging system (Click on envelope)
Narcolepsy Hangout (chat)