"Narcolepsy: A Funny Disorder That's No Laughing Matter. Facts Plus Personal Experience" - Marguerite Jones Utley Written in 1995, and until recently, it was either the only book dedicated to the disorder itself, or one of few. With research, the book is a bit outdated. Personally, that's a great push forward in N Awareness for patients and doctors. #narcolepsy Her personal story is at times funny, because to cope with this for life, we ALL must laugh at ourselves, right?
I love using this fact to help me explain what it feels like to have Narcolepsy so that people can try to understand a little better. I say: "So the amount of sleepiness I feel without medicine is the same way you would feel if you stayed awake for 72 hours straight." Now try feeling that way for years, like all those people who have had to go years and years without a diagnosis... :(