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To diagnose narcolepsy, your clinician will ask for your child's detailed medical history and perform a neurological exam. The clinician will review your child’s symptoms and sleep habits. He or she will also ask specific questions about your child’s sleepiness, such as what situations bring out sleepiness, how often it occurs, and if it is affecting your child’s ability to pay attention in class.
If the clinician suspects that your child may have narcolepsy or another type of sleep disorder, he or she may suggest a sleep study.
Treatment for narcolepsy usually involves a combination of lifestyle changes and medication to reduce sleepiness and treat cataplexy. Medications typically include drugs to help your child stay awake, such as stimulants.
You may need to work with your child’s school to make some of the lifestyle changes needed. These may include:
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