This Woman's Powerful Video Shows Just How Terrifying Life With Narcolepsy Can Be

October 20, 2014 9:40 AM

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Frustrated by just how difficult it was to explain her condition to others, a young woman decided to post a video on YouTube to show the world exactly what it’s like to have the chronic neurological disorder known as narcolepsy, which is characterized by uncontrollable daytime sleepiness.

“I have a condition called narcolepsy with cataplexy [sudden muscle weakness],” the woman wrote in the introduction to her video. “Many people have asked me what happens with this condition, or have jokingly said that they want to see me fall down or fall asleep because they think it would be funny ...

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