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Parasomnias in Narcolepsy with Cataplexy

  • Yves Dauvilliers
  • Régis Lopez


Narcolepsy with cataplexy is a disabling disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) and abnormal rapid eye movement (REM) sleep manifestations including cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone triggered by strong emotions), sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations, and sleep-onset REM periods [1].


Parasomnia REM sleep behavior disorder Sleep paralysis Hypnagogic Hallucinations Sleepwalking Nocturnal terror Narcolepsy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre de Référence Nationale Maladie Rare – Narcolepsie et Hypersomnie Idiopathique, Service de NeurologieHôpital Gui-de-Chauliac, Inserm U1061MontpellierFrance

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