I'm interested in gathering some information on some common comorbidities in narcoleptics and/or idiopathic hypersomniacs, and I think this information might prove interesting for others as well. I would love to see everyone who's an active member participate in the poll and also share in the thread any other medical conditions they have that weren't covered in the poll if they're comfortable doing so. Note that the poll is not public so your answers are private. One particular thing I'm interested in is how prevalent long sleep times (>8 hours) or circadian rhytm issues are within the community.
When answering the questions relating to sleep duration and sleep-wake times it's critical that your answers reflect how you would sleep WITHOUT medication, alarms, or obligations. I realize that might be difficult for people who have been taking medication regularly for a very long time or who have had regular obligations (e.g. work) for a long time. You might have to think back to a long vacation or in the worst case waaaaay back to your high school summer vacations or some other time when you had no obligations affecting your natural sleep-wake cycle.
For the poll I tried to choose medical conditions that were related, or potentially related, to inappropriate immune response, endocrine disorders, dysregulation of one or more catecholamines, and mood disorders.
I suspect it will take a few weeks before we build up an appreciable number of responses. After all, we're all tired here and have other obligations in our lives that have to be taken care of, but vote when you can I look forward to seeing how the poll develops over time.