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Treatments for Narcolepsy

Treating narcolepsy depends on the problems you have. The goals are to:
  • Ease daytime sleepiness and keep you alert
  • Lessen troublesome symptoms such as:
    • Weakness
    • Hallucinations
    • Sleep paralysis
Narcolepsy is treated with one or both:
Lifestyle changesMedications
There are no surgical procedures to treat narcolepsy.

References

Narcolepsy. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116132/Narcolepsy . Updated November 14, 2017. Accessed September 5, 2018.
Narcolepsy fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Narcolepsy-Fact-Sheet. Updated July 6, 2018. Accessed September 5, 2018.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
  • Review Date: 05/2018
  • Update Date: 09/05/2018
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