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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder resulting in excessive daytime drowsiness. The cause is unclear but may be genetic factors and abnormal signaling in the brain. It presents with sudden attacks of sleep, loss of muscle tone and possibly hallucinations.

Symptoms of narcolepsy

  • Episodes of sudden, overwhelming sleepiness in the daytime

  • Whole body suddenly goes limp when laughing or with strong emotions

  • Excessively sleepy or falling asleep in the day

Questions your doctor may ask to check for narcolepsy

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose narcolepsy

  • Do you have episodes of sudden, overwhelming sleepiness in the daytime?

  • Does your whole body suddenly go limp when laughing or with strong emotions?

  • Do you often feel sleepy, doze off or take naps in the day?

Treatment for narcolepsy

There is no cure for narcolepsy, medications (stimulants, cogntive-enhancing medication and anti-depressants) and lifestyle modifications can help manage symptoms.

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  • Sleepy all day

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