Type 1 Narcolepsy
Type 1 Narcolepsy affects an estimated 1 in every 2,000-4,000 people.
It is equally common in men and women. Symptoms typically begin to occur between the ages of 10 and 30, although narcolepsy can occur at any age.- The average time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis is seven years.
Misdiagnosis is common. In a recent study, 60% of patients were misdiagnosed. Patients are most often misdiagnosed with depression, insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.
Type 2 Narcolepsy
The cause of Type 2 Narcolepsy (without cataplexy) is unknown. Some researchers believe that it could encompass a variety of different diseases including the incomplete form of Idiopathic Hypersomnia.
People with Type 2 Narcolepsy do not experience cataplexy and many of them do not experience sleep paralysis or hallucinations.
The prevalence of Type 2 Narcolepsy is uncertain because it is not as well studied as Type 1Narcolepsy.
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