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Do people with narcolepsy sleep more than people without it?

When you add up the total hours of sleep time, people with narcolepsy don’t necessarily sleep any more than those without the sleep disorder. Many people with narcolepsy often have difficulty sleeping through the night because of unwanted awakenings.

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