Treating narcolepsy depends on the problems you have. The goals are to:

  • Ease daytime sleepiness and keep you alert
  • Lessen troublesome symptoms such as:
    • Weakness
    • Hallucinations
    • Sleep paralysis

Narcolepsy is treated with one or both:

Lifestyle changesMedications

There are no surgical procedures to treat narcolepsy.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
  • Review Date: 06/2018 -
  • Update Date: 09/05/2018 -