A person with narcolepsy has sudden uncontrollable "sleep attacks"
Narcolepsy usually starts displaying its symptoms in adolescence with excessive daytime sleepiness that does not go away with adequate amounts of sleep.
There is no cure for narcolepsy, but once it is diagnosed, treatment can help people live normal, productive lives.
Symptoms of Narcolepsy
- Daytime sleepiness
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of muscle control
If your doctor thinks you might have narcolepsy, you may be asked visit with a sleep specialist and take a sleep study to make a diagnosis.
Sleep studies can be done at the Bryan Sleep Center or through a Home Sleep Test. Doctors use the results from two tests to diagnose narcolepsy. These tests are a polysomnogram (PSG) and a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT).
Narcolepsy is medically treatable. If you are diagnosed with narcolepsy, your sleep specialist will determine your medical treatment plan.
Schedule a Consultation
If you think you're at risk for narcolepsy, schedule a sleep consultation with Bryan Center for Sleep Medicine today. Call 402-481-8614.