Little Known Facts About Narcolepsy

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Narcolepsy and other Sleep Disorders topics.

What are some unknown facts about narcolepsy?

Little Known Facts About Narcolepsy

The following are some little known facts about narcolepsy:

- Narcolepsy is often gone undiagnosed for up to 10 years since a person's first symptoms.
- Approximately 50 percent of adults with narcolepsy report narcolepsy symptoms beginning in their teenage years. For most patients, narcolepsy begins between the ages of 15 and 30 years. About 6 percent of sufferers are children less than 10 years old.
- Narcolepsy may lead to impairment of social and academic performance in otherwise intellectually normal children.
- Narcolepsy is a treatable condition. Experts say a a combination of treatments that includes medications, a regular nighttime sleep schedule, and scheduled naps during the day is most effective.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Sleep Disorders Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Linda Handiak