I've researched narcolepsy and I am soon going to make an appointment with my doctor. I just wanted a first hand account of what cataplexy feels like.
During the day I enter these "trances," where for a period of time I literally cannot control falling asleep. I fall asleep instantly, and if I'm only sleeping for a minute I somehow start dreaming. When I wake from the dream (again usually after just a couple of minutes), I am slumped over and my body feels limp. If I try to move, I can, but usually upon waking the weak feeling just causes me to fall right back asleep.
The feeling I'm getting is best described as the same feeling as being on a rollercoaster-During a big drop where your body feels weightless. Does that sound like cataplexy?