As a pediatric sleep physician, Dr Luis Ortiz now uses his experiences to show patients with narcolepsy that a thriving life is possible through proper medication, reports Fox 13.

Dr. Ortiz has been dealing with the effects of narcolepsy since he was 10.

“By high school, it was like clockwork. I could sit in the front of the class and be really into what I was listening to. Then, I’d be jolted awake because I fell asleep without realizing,” he said.

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