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    How is narcolepsy diagnosed and what are the symptoms?

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  • The Sleep Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of ‘valuing sleep’ as part of a healthy lifestyle alongside regular exercise, a … View Profile

    Narcolepsy is a complex diagnosis and made on the basis of symptoms and often several sleep studies to exclude other sleep disorders and daytime testing.
    The symptoms vary, but usually there is daytime sleepiness, to the extent that people are unable to stay awake, they may have collapses during the day, vivid day dreams and sleep difficulties.
    If a person thinks they may have narcolepsy, they should ask their GP for a referral to see a sleep physician. For more information on Narcolepsy click here.

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