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WHEREAS, narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally, causing individuals to have excessive, uncontrollable daytime sleepiness; and

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects an estimated 1 in every 2,000 Americans of all ages and onset typically occurs between the ages of 15 and 25; and

WHEREAS, narcolepsy affects people neurologically, socially, and emotionally and the symptoms of narcolepsy are often misdiagnosed leading to under-diagnosing the condition; and

WHEREAS, the symptoms of narcolepsy, especially when undiagnosed, can lead to accidents, injuries, and problems with learning, and working; and

WHEREAS, in addition to national organizations, health care providers and support groups within the Silver State are available to promote awareness, advocate for medical advancements, and offer support for those who suffer from narcolepsy; and

WHEREAS, Narcolepsy Awareness Day in Nevada is proclaimed to recognize those diagnosed with this condition and it is a day set aside to learn about the symptoms and the challenges that those with narcolepsy face, to raise awareness of the condition, and to advocate for research and support organizations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 12, 2022, as

NARCOLEPSY AWARENESS DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 22nd day of February, 2022

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