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What should I do if I have narcolepsy?

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People with narcolepsy fall asleep when they don't want to. Taking scheduled naps can help such as taking a nap before important events.

Your doctor may also prescribe a medication to help you stay awake and treat the sudden loss of muscle control when you wake up.

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Lucile Packard Children's Health Services. 

Medline Plus: "Narcolepsy." 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 22, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Lucile Packard Children's Health Services. 

Medline Plus: "Narcolepsy." 

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

American Sleep Apnea Association.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 22, 2019

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