Have you seen people who have suddenly fallen asleep in the middle of a conversation? You may find it amusing but it is an excellent example of a daytime sleep disorder called narcolepsy. When such a syndrome occurs, the part of the brain that controls sleep patterns is affected and causes such intense sleep during the day. Such drowsiness without any warning signs at any time of the day can attack you in inappropriate places or circumstances; It can also happen while you are working or cooking dishes or driving. If you suffer from this syndrome, your night’s sleep is very likely to be disturbed and you usually wake up a few times during the night.
Other symptoms of this neurological sleep disorder are hallucinations when the person experiences dream-like experiences when they are asleep or when they wake up; Pink that suddenly decreases muscle tone when often accompanied by a laughing sensation and sleep paralysis when the person is asleep or unable to communicate or move while awake. Early symptoms of this sleep disorder are said to be considered between the ages of 10 and 25. It is also thought to be a genetic disorder that affects 1 in 2,000 people. This lifelong condition can seriously impede a person’s daily activities and also affect social and educational performance in normal children.
The diagnosis of this sleep disorder takes a very long time and treatment does not take place overnight. Although it cannot be 100% cured, symptoms can be controlled by combining medication with counseling and behavioral therapy. The Canadian government has recognized certain disorders and syndromes and classified them as disabled. Persons with disabilities with such recognition can now benefit from a wide variety of grants and tax credits extended by the Canada Revenue Agency. Narcolepsy is one of the many disabilities recognized and any Canadian resident with this disorder can now claim the disability tax credit benefit available to them.
At Canadian Disability Corporation, we have successfully evaluated a number of cases for people with all types of disabilities, including narcolepsy. We understand that each case is specific and needs to be properly presented to the relevant authorities. If you suffer from this sleep disorder and are unaware of the benefits of what you can claim, call us today on our toll free number or fill out our assessment online assessment form. We assure you that we will do full justice to your case and help you get all the disability tax credit benefits you deserve.