I was really upset today to see a post where someone posed a question about which chronic illness they would pick if they could choose. The question itself is disturbing to say the least. One response and reasoning was even more disturbing. The individual answered, “Narcolepsy because I would get more sleep that way.”
This is a terrible misconception. People with narcolepsy (PWN) do sleep more, but the type of sleep is not restful so during waking hours you always still feel sleepy, which leads to symptoms of anxiety, mood disorders and depression to name a few. Because narcolepsy stems from a dysfunctional hypothalamus, it can also affect hunger leading many PWN to become overweight or even obese.
If you’re going to blog, please make informed statements rather spreading misconceptions about serious chronic illnesses.