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If You’ve Ever Thought Narcolepsy Is Funny, Watch It Happen to This Woman

Sarah Elizabeth is a young woman who has narcolepsy. She says…

…it can be very frustrating to try to explain what it’s like to people who have never seen narcolepsy in real life, and how much of a struggle it can be. Most people think that it’s funny until they see what actually happens.

Unfortunately, most people “are completely unprepared and get really scared and panic.”

So she posted this episode which she accidentally filmed to show what it’s really like…

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6 responses to “If You’ve Ever Thought Narcolepsy Is Funny, Watch It Happen to This Woman”

  1. mike says:

    wow, i have never thought narcolepsy was funny, but after watching this i see how it can be very frustrating, and make everyday function very difficult.

  2. Jennifer Svendsen says:

    Wow, this was very informative. If I had seen one of my students or a stranger acting in this manor, I would have mistaken it for some type of epilepsy or something like that. So this is valuable education indeed. And thank you so much for sharing your personal struggle with this disorder with us. I appreciate it.

  3. Carl H says:

    Thanks for sharing. Best wishes – this doesn’t look like any fun at all.

  4. Elke Thompson says:

    I have a 9-year-old son with narcolepsy/cataplexy. Very misunderstood. Thank you for sharing. xx

  5. Larry E says:

    I’M NOT trying to trivialize this ailment, I’m just reporting: I never knew anybody with narcolepsy, but at a college I attended, there was a dog that obviously had it. I’d see this dog (a Bassett hound, a breed somewhat subject to it), padding along at a good pace, and then suddenly in mid-step, it would just flop over on its side, sound asleep, in the middle of the road or wherever. As fast as snapping your finger, it was out cold.So I can see where it could be very dangerous.

  6. buggrit says:

    very intrusive problem. all the best to you.