What is Narcolepsy?

  This post is going to focus on the friends and families of those suffering with Narcolepsy.  So, someone you know just got diagnosed – what does this mean? Let me tell you a story; There is something in your brain called hypocretin, or orexin….

Quit Nodding off When You’re Reading!

You don’t need to have a neurological disorder to become the victim of boredom. Reading is hard, and reading assigned books is even worse! Of course we all want that satisfaction of getting to the last page of a book, but sitting still for too long leads…

What to Do When Sleep Paralysis Finds You

Don’t panic.  That’s my first piece of advice, just like if you’re drowning in water, don’t panic. Recognize that the paralysis and hallucinations are just sleep paralysis. In the moment, we tend to forget that. Nothing is real, and it will be over sooner if…

What the Hell is Sleep Paralysis?

Answer: It is Hell! Notice how I didn’t choose a scary image for this, I hate when I search sleep paralysis and creepy ghosts pop up — not fun. I like to describe this phenomenon as a disconnect between your body and brain; your body is still…

Cataplexy and Rollercoasters

I get the weirdest Cataplexy episodes when I ride rollercoasters. At this point, I find it downright hilarious, and it just adds to the experience. Last time I went to Seaworld with some friends, we decided to go on the Manta rollercoaster and the wait in line…