Treatments for NarcolepsyEn Español (Spanish Version)
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 cataplexy, hallucinations at the beginning or end of sleep, and sleep paralysis
Treatment involves the following:
At this time, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of narcolepsy.
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Last reviewed February 2007 by Edward R. Rosick, DO, MPH, MS
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