WTOP’s Stephanie Gaines-Bryant looks at how narcolepsy affects a local teen.

Teenagers sometimes do not have the healthiest sleep patterns, but if it becomes suddenly erratic, it should be a cause for concern. That’s what single father Adam Forschner thought when his son Nathaniel went through troubling changes.

“Between his eighth and ninth grade year, he was gaining tons of weight, couldn’t do anything and was sleeping 20 out of 24 hours a day,” Forschner said.