In the season premiere of The Simpsons, Homer is diagnosed with narcolepsy. CNN interviews Russell Rosenberg, chief executive of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, about the typical narcolepsy patient.
“I certainly hope that Homer’s story will bring more attention to (narcolepsy),” said Russell Rosenberg, chief executive of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine.
“He’s not the typical case, although the fact that he is now being identified as having narcolepsy does exemplify the fact that many people can go years and years without getting the proper diagnosis,” Rosenberg said. “Who knows if they have a sleep specialist or sleep laboratory in Springfield?”