First of all we are FEMALE! (that's what my husband says)
I relate to this frustration. I have fragmented sleep at night, usually I go right back to sleep, but sometimes I have to get up for a while. We just don't get good sleep and thus we suffer from sleep deprivation despite how many times we fall asleep and most normal people can't understand this. I think our mood has to do with this. How can a person be in a good mood when you are always sleepy. It is frustrating to us not being able to work without those annoying symptoms of narcolepsy always taking over. It's really hard to live up to those expectations of normalcy, that everyone else takes for granted. Give yourself a break and your friends and co-workers all the info you can print out on narcolepsy.