Sometimes narcolepsy is humourlessly depicted in popular culture as people suddenly falling asleep in strange environments. Indeed, that can happen with chronic narcolepsy, but the sleep disorder is extremely serious. Narcolepsy is characterized by extreme daytime fatigue and sudden attacks of sleep. In other worlds, the sufferer may fall aslee
without notice and without control. There is no cure for narcolepsy, but it can be managed. However, it can be extremely frightening. Paralysis and hypnagogic hallucinations are two of the most debilitating symptoms. For example, sufferers may wake up while still dreaming, and confuse the dream for reality.