QOD 72: Cataplexy and Sleeping Disorders (Neuro/Basic Care and Comfort)

QOD 72: Cataplexy and Sleeping Disorders (Neuro/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

Which sleep disorder is associated with cataplexy?

Answer:

A.  Narcolepsy

Rationale: 

Cataplexy describes an involuntary loss of muscle function that is temporary. Cataplexy is most commonly associated with narcolepsy, which involves increased sleepiness during the daytime. A patient with narcolepsy may take medications that act as stimulants to help . . .