What Is Narcolepsy?
Dr. Scammell explains the types, symptoms, and cause of narcolepsy.
The Myth of Sleep Attacks in Narcolepsy (0:27)
Dr. Scammell addresses the myth of "sleep attacks" in narcolepsy.
Responding to Cataplexy (0:29)
Dr. Scammell explains how to respond to someone experiencing an episode of cataplexy.
The Science of Narcolepsy
Hypocretin Loss (0:46)
Dr. Scammell explains hypocretin loss in narcolepsy.
Dr. Scammell discusses a gene that appears to play a role in narcolepsy with cataplexy.
Living with Narcolepsy
Living with Narcolepsy (5:23)
A group of patients and parents share their experiences with and strategies for managing narcolepsy.
Being an Advocate (0:21)
Narcolepsy educator Lisa Rezza talks about the importance of advocacy.
Finding Support (0:24)
Narcolepsy educator Lisa Rezza explains school support resources available to students and their families.
Patient Audrey Cross comments on the benefits of taking a nap at school.
Workplace Considerations (0:33)
Narcolepsy educator Lisa Rezza describes workplace accommodations that may be available.
Risk of Injury from Cataplexy (0.31)
Dr. Kirsch discusses safety risk of cataplexy.
Diagnosing Narcolepsy (6:14)
Liza and Tom are diagnosed with narcolepsy
Sleepiness in Teens (0:45)
Dr. Kirsch notes some reasons why narcolepsy may go undetected in teenagers.
Epworth Sleepiness Scale
Measuring Sleepiness (0:50)
Dr. Scammell explains the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.
Getting a Diagnosis
Getting a Diagnosis (0:32)
Patient Audrey Cross talks about what a diagnosis of narcolepsy meant to her.
Diagnostic Tests (1:13)
Dr. Scammell describes how a polysomnogram and a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) are used in diagnosing narcolepsy.
Keeping a Sleep Diary (0:40)
Dr. Maski explains the value of using a sleep diary.
Treating Narcolepsy (5:29)
Dr. Kirsch explains treatments for narcolepsy.
Napping to Manage Daytime Sleepiness (0:26)
Dr. Scammell talks about the value of naps in treating narcolepsy.
Categories of Medication (0:18)
Dr. Scammell describes the broad classes of medications used to treat narcolepsy.
Dr. Kirsch discusses the role of medications in treating narcolepsy.
Developing New Treatments
Ongoing Research (0:30)
Dr. Scammell outlines some current themes in narcolepsy research.