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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
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedications
At this time, there are no surgical procedures for the treatment of narcolepsy.
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Narcolepsy fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail%5Fnarcolepsy.htm. Updated April 6, 2016. Accessed May 18, 2016.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2016
- Update Date: 05/20/2015