Sarah Elizabeth was recording a traditional Japanese dance tutorial when she coincidentally captured what it’s really like to deal with this debilitating sleep condition. She had been exerting herself for hours, which made the attack particularly intense. Combined with cataplexy, a condition that causes people to collapse after intense fits of laughter, Sarah’s narcolepsy episodes make common day-to-day activities harder.
Sarah hopes that the video helps others understand why this disorder is so terrible. Similar to epilepsy, she has no control over when the attacks happen, but she also doesn’t let this hold her life back.