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Why Choose Florida Hospital?

Patients with narcolepsy—a chronic sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness and episodes of suddenly falling asleep—likely have a lot of questions: How can narcoleptic attacks be managed? Why do I have this condition? Is there any treatment? The doctors at Florida Hospital are specially trained in diagnosing and treating sleeping disorders, including narcolepsy. Using our state-of-the-art facilities and leading expertise, we can diagnose your condition and devise a method to manage your symptoms, whether that involves medications or lifestyle changes or some combination of both. If you’re suffering from narcolepsy, make an appointment today. 

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Narcolepsy is a life-long, chronic sleep disorder characterized by daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep with or without warning. It is a genetic disorder in at least some cases, and may by a deficiency of the neuropeptide orexin in the hypothalamus, though other possible causes have been suggested as well.

Narcoleptic attacks can occur repeatedly in a single day, drowsiness may persist for long periods of time and nighttime sleep can be interrupted with frequent awakenings. Narcolepsy is not fatal, at least on its own, but it can be dangerous is attacks occur while the individual is driving or operating machinery. While there is no cure for narcolepsy, it can usually be controlled with treatment. 

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