The Guardian has the chilling first-person story of a narcoleptic. She has slept at least 15 hours a day for the last 13 years, and these episodes are anything but sweet dreams. “I was awake, yet paralyzed and still dreaming,” the narcoleptic, now identified on The Guardian website with a psuedonym, is quoted as saying. “It was as though my body and brain had been completely severed from each other. While I was imprisoned in my mind, my body had been cast adrift.” Desperate for any kind of cure, she tried cocaine for a while. It didn’t get her high, but it did help her stay awake.