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Narcolepsy is a disabling sleep disorder that mixes the nervous
system's messages about when to sleep and when to be awake. Narcolepsy usually
starts during the teen years or early adulthood and continues throughout
Narcolepsy may cause:
Medicines may help prevent sleep attacks and episodes of muscle
weakness. But narcolepsy rarely goes away completely.
Current as of:
August 21, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Mark A. Rasmus, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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