Narcolepsy Awareness Day


WHEREAS, narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles, resulting extreme daytime sleepiness and sudden, irresistible bouts of sleep that can strike at any time; and

WHEREAS, the symptoms of narcolepsy, especially when undiagnosed, can cause accidents, injuries, and problems with learning and working; and

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects people neurologically, socially, and emotionally; and

WHEREAS, Narcolepsy Awareness Day is an opportunity to educate Virginians about the symptoms of narcolepsy and aims to raise awareness of sleep’s importance for good health;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 12, 2016, as NARCOLEPSY AWARENESS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.