Jun
11
2008

The dangers of narcolepsy and smoking. Yes, that makes sense.

They attempted to remove the heater: But he bites, even when asleep.
They attempted to remove the heater: But he bites, even when asleep.Courtesy goatopolis
It turns out that if you are likely to fall asleep at any time and without warning, it’s not a good idea to have a burning piece of material on your person. So, for instance, if you have narcolepsy, you shouldn’t smoke.

It turns out, however, that many narcoleptics do smoke. And they keep getting burned.

In a community-based study, nearly two-thirds of narcolepsy patients were past or present smokers. Nicotine was reported to help combat sleepiness, although twenty-five percent reported smoking in bed (an odd place to fight off sleepiness), and thirty-seven percent claimed to have fallen asleep while smoking. Seventy-five percent reported burns involving clothing, furniture, or carpet.

The moral of the story, then, is not to self medicate with something involving fire if you’re narcoleptic. Self medicate with something else! Is speed still illegal? Yes? Oh, forget that then.

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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

smoking is dangeres

posted on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 3:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Yeah it is

posted on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:20pm

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