• 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 cataplexy, hallucinations at the beginning or end of sleep, and sleep paralysis
    Treatment involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedications
    At this time, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of narcolepsy.


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