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.
- Reviewer: Rimas Lukas, MD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -