World Narcolepsy Day is recognized each year on September 22nd. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition that impairs the brain’s ability to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. It affects about one in 2,000 people. Continued research suggests that children and adults with PWS experience sleep disorders including chronic insomnia and narcolepsy with cataplexy to a greater extent than the general population.
To learn more about narcolepsy, watch the 2021 Convention panel presentation below, which was moderated by Maria Picone, Co-Founder and CEO of TREND Community, with expert panelist Dr. Glaze of Texas Children’s Hospital and featuring Kristi and Justice Rickenbach, a family navigating life with narcolepsy, cataplexy, and PWS.
Don't forget to register for PWSA | USA's Virtual Sleep Summit - Tuesday, September 27, 2022!
The Sleep Summit will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 11:30 a.m. EST - 8:00 p.m. EST, and will include several webinar presentations from top specialists who are experts in sleep issues. This Summit is for both parents and healthcare providers.