Narcolepsy weakens muscle tone

The narcolepsy it is a disorder of dream what causes drowsiness excessive, in the form of acute crises. So far, the exact cause of the disease ; however, it is expected to be generated by the reduction in the quantities of a protein call hypocretin , which occurs in the brain .

In an interview for GetQoralHealth , the Director of the Sleep Clinic of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) , Reyes Haro Valencia , points out that the person with narcolepsy sleeps a lot, that is, has a dream deep at night, but falls asleep during the day.

Haro Valencia emphasizes that people with narcolepsy They dream intensely during the day and night. In addition, those affected suffer cataplexy , which is a sudden loss of muscular tone being awake and causing inability to move; Some strong emotions, such as laughter or anger, often produce it.

Among the most common symptoms of the condition are:

  1. Drowsiness extreme every three to four hours during the day
  2. Hallucinations
  3. Sleep paralysis

According to the experts, there is no cure for narcolepsy , but treatments that control it; For example, adjustments in lifestyle, consume light foods, plan a short nap after meals, report the condition to bosses, teachers or people around you.

For their part, antidepressants can help reduce episodes of cataplexy paralysis dream and hallucinations.

Dr. Haro Valencia points out that approximately 2% of the world population suffers narcolepsy , while in Mexico it is estimated that 1.5 million Mexicans have this disorder of the dream .

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