Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder. Excessive daytime sleepiness is the first symptom of the disease. Patients suddenly have strong unexpected sleepiness and irresistible sleep attack so they just sleep. This situation often occurs on inappropriate occasions such as eating, driving or work. However, the total hours of sleeping in a day of a patient are not longer than a normal person. Most of the onset is in childhood or adolescence. Some patients may have a history of encephalitis or brain trauma. Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorders. Medication and lifestyle changes can help controlling symptoms, but cannot cure it.

How is Narcolepsy treated in practice?