Overview

Narcolepsy is a disorder of the nervous system. It causes drowsiness and sleep attacks. It's also known as daytime sleep disorder and cataplexy. The Center for Narcolepsy (CN) at Stanford University School of Medicine reports that one in e[read article]

Tests for Narcolepsy

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Polysomnography is a study or test done while a person is fully asleep. You will be observed while you sleep so that your doctor can record data about your sleep pa...  More
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An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain. Brain cells communicate with each other through electrical impulses, ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Multiple Sleep Latency Test
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
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Prescribed Medications for Narcolepsy

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MODAFINIL (moe DAF i nil) is used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by certain sleep disorders. This includes narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and shift work sleep disor...  More
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METHYLPHENIDATE (meth il FEN i date) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also used to treat narcolepsy.  More
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DEXTROAMPHETAMINE (dex troe am FET a meen) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It may also be used for narcolepsy. Federal law prohibi...  More
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SODIUM OXYBATE (SOE dee um OX i bate) is used to treat excessive sleepiness and cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. Cataplexy causes a sudden muscle weakness due...  More
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AMPHETAMINE; DEXTROAMPHETAMINE(am FET a meen; dex troe am FET a meen) is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It may also be used for narc...  More
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Self Care for Narcolepsy

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Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates...  More
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Lifestyle Modification
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Alcohol Abstinence
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Avoid Smoking
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