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Viral Video: Oklahoma woman shows what it is like to have narcolepsy

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OKLAHOMA – An Oklahoma woman is raising awareness about narcolepsy.

She posted a video on YouTube showing what happened to her once while she was dancing.

The video shows Sarah Wheaton’s legs buckling, causing her to fall to the floor.

Then her head sinks into her chest and she slips into a brief nap.

She suddenly jolts awake, but then falls back to sleep.

On the “Today Show,” Wheaton talked about what it is like to live with the neurological condition.

“There have been days where I have been lying in bed just crying my eyes out because I want to go and do something so bad, but I can’t stay awake long enough to even get out of bed, and it’s exhausting and it’s not funny, really,” said Wheaton.

There is no cure for narcolepsy, just treatments.

Doctors often prescribe amphetamines to help keep people awake and alert.

Wheaton also has a service dog to help with her narcolepsy.

 

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