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Marijuana is the number one reason for narcolepsy in some teens

Marijuana is the number one reason for narcolepsy in some teens

First, narcolepsy is extreme innings of sleepiness that can strike at any time, especially with adolescents. One of the most common symptoms is the excessive daytime sleep, whereby the person suddenly falls asleep whether or not this person had sufficient sleep. Other symptoms include hallucinations, sleep paralysis and sudden bouts of muscle weakness. Researchers found that most adolescents having narcolepsy symptoms, their urine tested positive for marijuana. To diagnose narcolepsy, patients undergo the test of ‘rapid eye movement’ (REM); those with narcolepsy enter REM within minutes of falling asleep, but people without it take around 100 minutes to enter REM. However, the results of tests can be influenced by the patients having used a combination of certain medications or illicit …

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