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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 March 6, 2013. Accessed June 3, 2013.

  • What is narcolepsy? National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. National Institutes of Health website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/nar/nar%5Fwhat.html. Updated November 1, 2010. Accessed June 3, 2013.