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From the Office of Dr.  Albert Lee: Basic    Facts about     Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder in which the   brain is unable to regulate normal sleep/wakecycles. The disorder cau...
Often, treatment involves a combination ofmedications and behavioral modification such asdaytime naps to prevent excessive...
About the Author: A board-certified neurologist,  Dr. Albert Lee serves as President of IndianaNeurology Specialty Care. H...
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From the Office of Dr. Albert Lee: Basic Facts about Narcolepsy

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From the Office of Dr. Albert Lee: Basic Facts about Narcolepsy

  1. 1. From the Office of Dr. Albert Lee: Basic Facts about Narcolepsy
  2. 2. Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder in which the brain is unable to regulate normal sleep/wakecycles. The disorder causes people to experience sudden bouts of sleepiness which cause them to fall asleep suddenly, and stay asleep for a few seconds or minutes. However, some people may sleep for hours. Sleep attacks are often accompanied by other unpleasant symptoms, such as a few moments of paralysis or vivid hallucinations. Cataplexy, which may feel like arelatively mild muscle weakness or may be severe enough to cause the person to fall, is a common symptom of narcolepsy.
  3. 3. Often, treatment involves a combination ofmedications and behavioral modification such asdaytime naps to prevent excessive sleepiness, aregular sleep schedule, and avoidance of alcoholand caffeine, especially before bedtime. Although there is no cure for narcolepsy, extensive research may someday result in a cure. In the meantime, treatments often help reduce the severity of the symptoms.
  4. 4. About the Author: A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Albert Lee serves as President of IndianaNeurology Specialty Care. He holds membership in the American Board of Psychiatry andNeurology, the Indiana State Medical Association,the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, the Queen’s University Alumni Association, and the RoyalCollege of Physicians. He specializes in a number of neurological disorders, including those that affect sleep.

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