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New Survey Results Regarding Perception of Narcolepsy

“AWAKEN” Survey Finds Only 50 Percent of Americans Understand Significant Health Impact of Narcolepsy, and Many Physicians Not Comfortable Diagnosing the Sleep Disorder

DUBLIN, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A survey of narcolepsy awareness conducted in the United States and released today by Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) confirms that while the majority of Americans view sleep as highly important, only half (50%) believe narcolepsy can significantly impact overall health, despite evidence that symptoms of this serious sleep disorder can be severe enough to disrupt a person’s social, personal and professional life and limit their activities.(1) Findings further reveal that compared to a set of other diseases of similar concern or prevalence, such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, narcolepsy was rated among the lowest in severity, and only 55% of adults who had heard of the disease considered it to be “very or extremely serious.”

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Date Created: June 13th, 2012
Last Updated: June 13th, 2012

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