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Paddle board safety?

I just read a post about someone that drowned because of not using a life vest. I always paddle with someone else and I wear a necklace with a large medical alert on it about narcolepsy. Some vests only help you float, others make sure your face is upwards and out of the water. I am confused as to what I need. Bulky is not your friend when you try getting back on the board. I just refuse to give up my hobby due to an illness that takes enough away already. Thanks everyone. Trying to switch up some topics ๐Ÿ˜

  1. Hi . Great topic! For someone with narcolepsy, I would think a life jacket that keeps the head above water would be safest (Types 1 and 2), but they don't have to be bulky. There are plenty that look good and feel good, but still do the job. It can be a difficult balance to achieve -- staying safe with narcolepsy while also living your life to the fullest. Have you ever had an episode while on a paddle board? Thanks for posting this! - Lori (Team Member)

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