HOw EXPERTS BELIEVE NARCOLEPSY MAY OCCUR

Narcolepsy is a serious neurologic condition

Narcolepsy type 1 (with cataplexy) is caused by the loss of a specific type of neuron in the brain called hypocretin, or orexin, neurons

  • Hypocretin neurons are involved in helping to maintain the balance between sleep and wake
  • The cause of narcolepsy type 2 (without cataplexy) is not known

During the Day...

Certain brain signals that promote wakefulness may be decreased, resulting in some of the symptoms of narcolepsy.

At Night...

Characteristics of wakefulness can occur during sleep, causing frequent awakenings and poor-quality sleep.

XYREM CAN TREAT EXCESSIVE DAYTIME SLEEPINESS OR CATAPLEXY IN BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 7 AND UP

Narcolepsy is a lifelong condition, but…

  • An effective treatment is available to help manage cataplexy and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in both children and adults