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Coming to Terms With a Narcolepsy Diagnosis

Coming to Terms With a Narcolepsy Diagnosis

When I heard the doctor say there is no cure for my narcolepsy, I was overcome by an odd combination of relief and shame. At 22 years old, I was going to ...

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Coming to Terms with My Sleep Apnea

Coming to Terms with My Sleep Apnea

You may not know who to turn to or might feel afraid once you get your sleep apnea diagnosis. Understand that you're not alone with your struggles.

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Addressing the Stigma of Living with Narcolepsy

Addressing the Stigma of Living with Narcolepsy

I’m waiting patiently in the coffee line, desperate for an afternoon pick-me-up. The mom of three kids behind me says she should be in the front, because ...

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How I Live With Sleep Apnea

How I Live With Sleep Apnea

When you have sleep apnea, it can interfere with your life. You may feel tired, have a lack of motivation, or otherwise not feel all that well. It’s important...

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The Importance of Being Educated About Narcolepsy

The Importance of Being Educated About Narcolepsy

Eight to 15 years is a long time, especially when each day feels like you haven’t slept in 48-72 hours. It is a long time when you feel like you have no...

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What I Learned From My Sleep Study

What I Learned From My Sleep Study

When you have sleep apnea, you don’t sleep soundly. You might not fully wake up, but you become semi-conscious several times during the night. As a result...

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