Unformatted text preview: Classic symptoms include excessive sleeping during the daytime hours, sudden and brief periods of muscle weakness, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations. At the present time, no cure for narcolepsy is currently available. However, behavioral and medical treatments can be used to control the symptoms. Anti-depressant medications can be used too relieve REM-sleep symptoms. Its also important for one who has been diagnosed to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and if necessary, make some basic lifestyle changes. It is important however be properly diagnosed, and to begin treatment as soon as being diagnosed. If not, one may be affected by a variety of different difficulties. However if properly cared for, living with Narcolepsy can still result in living a near-normal lifestyle! All information about narcolepsy obtained from http://www.sleepnet.com...
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This lab report was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PSCY 001 taught by Professor Hall during the Spring '07 term at Drake University .
- Spring '07