A way to start to explain Narcolepsy to people

Dear All,

Recently was thinking of an easy simple way for people to understand Narcolepsy.

This is what I came up with:

Narcolepsy "is like when a person with type 1 Diabetes needs insulin". When we need to sleep it's very important, critical for us.

I know that does not explain very much about all of the other ways it affects us. But the first time I told someone this "a little light of understand went on" in their eyes and they started thinking...because they already know about type 1 Diabetes....

I just got tired of explaining All the effects we experience every day....

Love to All,


I like it! It’s a concrete example.

Thanks Carol!

It's a start, simple and easy to understand.

Take care,