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Doctors don't know what causes narcolepsy. Some genes are linked to the disorder. These genes control the production of chemicals in the brain that may signal sleep and awake cycles. Researcher has also found problems in the parts of the brain that manage REM sleep.

From: Narcolepsy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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