- Narcolepsy is a chronic neurologic disorder,1,2 for which there is currently no cure.2-4
- Narcolepsy can affect a person’s ability to function in everyday situations,5 and the symptoms of narcolepsy can seriously impact the ability to function in educational, social, and occupational situations.1,5
- An accurate and timely diagnosis can make a real difference in patients with narcolepsy.
- Narcolepsy can be difficult to diagnose,6 and it is estimated that approximately 50% or more of patients with narcolepsy have not been diagnosed.4
In order to identify and recognize narcolepsy, healthcare professionals should first know the symptoms and how to identify them in their patients, screen all patients with excessive daytime sleepiness, and perform diagnostic testing to make a diagnosis of narcolepsy.