Three women discuss the realities of living with narcolepsy, reports The New York Times.

Kailey Profeta learned she had narcolepsy at age 9 after her mother noticed she was unusually tired and had inexplicably gained a lot of weight.

Kailey was home-schooled for several years while she and her family learned what combinations of medicines and behavioral adjustments worked to keep her on a normal sleep schedule.

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