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Is narcolepsy serious?

Having narcolepsy is potentially serious. The condition itself will not harm you. But your work or relationships may suffer from your daytime fatigue. Real harm can result from driving or doing other dangerous activities if your narcolepsy is not under control, as falling asleep at the wheel could be life-threatening.

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How does narcolepsy affect the body?
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Is there a cure for narcolepsy?
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There is no cure for narcolepsy. However, medication and lifestyle changes can help you manage the s...
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What are the symptoms of narcolepsy?
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Can diet cause narcolepsy?
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