What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition — And It’s Kind Of Terrifying

What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition -- And It's Kind Of Terrifying

When you hear the word “narcolepsy,” you probably think of a slapstick punchline to a joke from a movie or sketch. But the reality of living with this sleep disorder is no laughing matter.

Sarah Elizabeth was recording a traditional Japanese dance tutorial when she accidentally captured what it’s really like to deal with this debilitating condition. She had been exerting herself for hours, which made the attack particularly intense. Combined with cataplexy, a condition that causes people to collapse after intense fits of laughter, Sarah’s narcolepsy makes her life so much harder.

Sarah hopes that the video helps others understand why this disorder is so terrible. Similar to epilepsy, she has no control over when the attacks happen, but she also doesn’t let this hold her back.

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What Narcolepsy Really Looks Like. Spoiler Alert- It Sucks.

I have narcolepsy with cataplexy, and it can be very frustrating to try to explain what it's like to people who have never seen narcolepsy in real life, and how much of a struggle it can be. Most people think that it's funny until they see what actually happens, or they are completely unprepared and get really scared and panic.I filmed this by accident, and it was really weird to go back and watch later from an outside perspective. I am posting this video as a way to help educate people, so please no trolling. Just like people with epilepsy, I can't control having a sleep attack or cataplexy any more than they can control having a seizure. Thank you for your understanding.

And in case you were wondering what I kept looking at, I had the choreography written out next to the camera so that I wouldn't lose my place in the dance.

Soran Bushi Japanese Fisherman's Dance

Music from the Bleach Soundtrack- Nothing Can Be Explained by Mike Wyzgowski. I don't own it and claim no rights to the song.

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What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition -- And It's Kind Of Terrifying
What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition -- And It's Kind Of Terrifying
What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition -- And It's Kind Of Terrifying
What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition -- And It's Kind Of Terrifying
What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition -- And It's Kind Of Terrifying

What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition -- And It's Kind Of Terrifying

What Happens A Few Seconds Into This Video Is A Real Condition -- And It's Kind Of Terrifying

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