March 12, 2016: Narcolepsy Awareness Day

WHEREAS, Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles; and,

WHEREAS, the symptoms of narcolepsy, especially when not diagnosed, can cause accidents, injuries and problems with learning and working; and,

WHEREAS, Narcolepsy affects people neurologically, socially and emotionally; and,

WHEREAS, Narcolepsy affects people of all ages, with onset typically between the ages of 15 and 25; and,

WHEREAS, it is important that we promote awareness of this disease and provide support for those who suffer from it;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim, March 12, 2016 Narcolepsy Awareness Day in Michigan.