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A 45-year-old member asked:

What can be done to know whether i have narcolepsy or is just sleepy most of the time?

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Dr. Seema Khosla
Sleep Medicine 23 years experience
Symptoms + testing: Excessive daytime sleepiness despite obtaining adequate sleep at night, cataplexy (losing muscle tone in response to a strong emotion), and sleep paralysis are some symptoms. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist who will evaluate your symptoms and order testing as well as treatment (if appropriate).

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