5 Well-Known Celebrities Who Suffered With Narcolepsy

By on November 29, 2013

Would it make you surprise knowing that most famous celebrities were narcoleptic? Our most favorite highly successful people will project a perfect image but we are not ready to accept that they are suffering from many health issues.

Although the stars have enough money and wide connections to get better medical treatment but sometimes they fight to get proper treatment or diagnosis.

Here are some of the celebrities with narcolepsy.

1. Winston Churchill

Celebrities With Narcolepsy - Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill is one of the most popular celebrities to suffer from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder. He had commented on his condition saying “you must sleep sometime between lunch and dinner”.

2. Harold M.Ickes

Celebrities With Narcolepsy - Harold M.Ickes

Harold M.Ickes is another celebrity who has been narcoleptic. He is an old advisor of Clinton. He has been caught while sleeping in meeting. In order to avoid this, he took amphetamines to stay awake and concentrate on his job.

3. Jimmy Kimmel

Celebrities With Narcolepsy - Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel is the one among the hosts of the popular show called “The Man Show”. Jimmy always feels sleepy and uncontrollable in the middle of the day. He had taken stimulants in order to avoid sleep attack during day that can obviously affect his hosting job.

4. Nastassja Kinski

Celebrities With Narcolepsy - Nastassja Kinski

Nastassja Kinski is a famous German actress who acted in nearly 60 movies. In an interview to newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” in 2001, she mentioned that she suffered from the problem of Narcolepsy.

5. Franck Bouyer

Celebrities With Narcolepsy - Franck Bouyer

Franck Bouyer is a famous French cyclist, who suffered from narcolepsy sleep disorder. He got into controversies because of this narcolepsy disorder.

This medicine “Modafinil”, which he used to control narcolepsy, was listed by UCI in 2004 as banned substances. As a result, he could not participate in the race. It was only in 2009, when the new narcolepsy drug “Xyrem” passed by UCI for using it legally, he could again participate in cycle race.