Advertisement

Can narcolepsy be prevented?

Because the exact causes of narcolepsy are unknown, there is nothing you can do to prevent it. Narcolepsy may have a genetic component. Seek treatment for your narcolepsy to try to prevent its symptoms from interfering with your life.

Continue Learning about Narcolepsy

What are the different types of narcolepsy?
American Academy of Sleep MedicineAmerican Academy of Sleep Medicine
There are two types of narcolepsy. Narcolepsy with cataplexy: This type of narcolepsy involves a...
More Answers
Can diet cause narcolepsy?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
People with narcolepsy often tell me they feel overly sleepy after meals. What and how much you'...
More Answers
How do I manage my narcolepsy on a daily basis?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Narcolepsy may have no cure—yet—but scientists all over the world are working toward a solution....
More Answers
How do other illnesses affect narcolepsy?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Because the exact cause of narcolepsy is not known, it is unknown whether any other disease has an...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.