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Mercy doctors will create a personal narcolepsy treatment plan that combines healthy habits and possibly medications to improve your life. To start, you will describe your sleeping problems and answer questions about your medical and family history. It helps to keep a daily sleep diary for a week or two, recording times when you fall asleep and wake up and noting any symptoms you notice.
A sleep study may be required to evaluate your condition. Sensors will be placed on your head and body and your sleep will be monitored all night. You may also have a daytime napping study. Study results will help your doctor diagnose narcolepsy and plan your treatment.
Symptoms of narcolepsy may affect your daily life. Support from your family and friends will help, but you can learn ways to cope at home, work or school:
Healthy habits like these may also help reduce your symptoms:
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