Victoria University, Melbourne Australia is commencing a study about the general health and well-being of people within three groups. One group will be those with both narcolepsy and cataplexy. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle tone, often triggered by emotional arousal. Another group will be people with either narcolepsy-without-cataplexy or idiopathic hypersomnia. The third group will have no disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness.
This project is part of a PhD by Samantha Gauci (under the supervision of Prof. Dorothy Bruck and Dr. Warwick Hosking). One question is whether the presence of the cataplexy symptom in narcolepsy is associated with a different level of general health and well-being (and some symptoms such as pain and migraines).
If you would like to participate please go to the following website and follow the instructions for the study “Health and well-being in those with and without a disorder of daytime sleepiness”