Pediatric Sleep Medicine Patient Stories
Young Girl Regains Happiness After Proper Treatment for Narcolepsy
When Annie Watson was six years old, she started falling asleep while eating. She fell asleep while practicing the piano, riding to school, and playing soccer. After a year of confusing and contradictory medical advice, Annie saw David Gozal, MD, a leading expert in the treatment of pediatric sleep disorders. Gozal diagnosed Annie with narcolepsy, a disorder that affects wakefulness and REM sleep. After taking medications to control her sleepiness, Annie is doing remarkably better and is much happier.