Treatments for Narcolepsy
The treatment and management of narcolepsy involves lifestyle changes and medications. The goals of treatment include:
- Improving daytime alertness
- Minimizing or eliminating troublesome symptoms such as weakness, hallucinations at the beginning or end of sleep, and sleep paralysis
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What is narcolepsy? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Institutes of Healthwebsite. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/nar/nar%5Fwhat.html. Updated November 1, 2010. Accessed June 3, 2013.
- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 05/07/2014