LIVING WITH NARCOLEPSY: My Experience Having An Auto-Immune Disorder

Hi everybody! In 2015 I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy and in honor of Auto-Immune Disease Awareness Month (MARCH) and Narcolepsy Awareness Day (MARCH 9th), I thought I would take the time to share my experience with it. I hope this video raises awareness and helps you if you have or think you may have narcolepsy! Narcolepsy affects an estimated 200,000 Americans and 3 million people worldwide so someone you know may be dealing with it too. The video ended up a bit longer than I anticipated (SO MUCH to share on the topic) so I have time stamps below if you just want to scrub through. As always, thank you for watching and please comment any additional info or links that you have about narcolepsy and auto-immune disorders, I love looking at research on it 🙂


00:00 Start and why I’m making this video

00:57 Debunking myths

01:27 My background with narcolepsy and symptoms

04:02 My diagnosis and sleep test differences

05:15 Sleep Paralysis

07:44 Science behind the causes of narcolepsy

09:40 Narcolepsy and Auto-Immune Disorders

10:25 Current experience of living with narcolepsy and planning for my future

15:00 Long term goals and ambitions while having narcolepsy


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