Narcolepsy is associated with a genetic variation called HLA-DQB1*06:02. While 25% of the population have this, roughly 1 in 500 will have narcolepsy. This condition is most obviously characterized by daytime “Sleep Attacks”.
As her daughter, you have a 40x greater risk of developing narcolepsy. It may behoove you to observe strict sleep hygiene ~ go to bed at the same time as much as possible and have a specific routine without TV or internet. Take melatonin before bed to reinforce a regular sleep cycle.
Melatonin production regulates our sleep cycle and will slowly decrease throughout your life which is probably why we “need” less sleep when we are elderly. It very likely is the reason diseases such as Alzheimers and ALS are more prominent as we age since melatonin is known to help rid the precursors of the tangles and plaques found in the brains of these patients.
Everyone who tries our Tahoe Blue Melatonin Tea is surprised at how quick and effective it is- waking up refreshed is the best feeling.