At 16, my daughter finally had a sleep study. She met the criteria for narcolepsy. What I find puzzling is that her sleep problems were already there in infancy. She did not sleep excessively at first -- just very erratically, in short pieces of time. Even at 6 months old I could put her on her back and she would suddenly be asleep for 5-15 minutes (in the middle of an activity).
1- Can a BABY have narcolepsy?
2- I also very much wonder if ths erratic sleep could either have caused a hypothalmic-pituitary dysfunction she was later diagnosed with (idiopathic and appears to be slowly deteriorating), or, if the hypothalmic-pituitary....whatever... could have caused the sleep dysfunction.
3- Could anything have been done for a BABY with a sleep disorder? I cannot imagine giving a baby meds like my daughter takes now.... yet sleep is so critical... especially to baby!