Twitch Posted March 4, 2008 Share Posted March 4, 2008 I've been tested for Narcolepsy twice. First time failed and almost got diagnosed, second time went stir crazy all night and left the clinic. Okay, the way this clinic diagnoses Narcolepsy is to turn out the lights at 1030pm, and wake you up at 6am. Then, they keep you up for two hours, and then let you sleep for 15 minutes. They do this about 4 or 5 times. Now, if you go to sleep in most or all the 15 minute blocks, and reach REM sleep then you're considered to have Narcolepsy. Here's my problem... I have clinical hypersomnia (technical term in signiture) and my normal need for sleep is 12 to 16 hours. And even if I do go to sleep at 1030pm on the dot, waking up at 6am isn't enough sleep for me. So naturally when I wake up I'm still tired, and will reach REM sleep in atleast the first 4 blocks of 15 minutes. Am I correct to assume that a Narcolepsy is a misdiagnosis and I'm the only sane one in the sleep clinic while my doctor is extremely loopy and won't listen to me? Or am I the one confused? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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