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Is there a cure for narcolepsy?

There is no cure for narcolepsy. However, medication and lifestyle changes can help you manage the sleep disorder. It may take some time for a board-certified sleep doctor to find the right treatment plan for you.

There is currently no cure for narcolepsy. Prescription medications and behavioral changes can help you manage its symptoms, however. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options.

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Should I talk to my doctor about my narcolepsy symptoms?
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