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Treatments for Narcolepsy

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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.

Revision Information

  • Narcolepsy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 4 2016. Accessed May 18, 2016.

  • 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.