A 33-year-old female asked:
Dx narcolepsy w/o cat 2yrs last 6 months experiencing difficulty falling asleep can i have insomnia too? sometimes takes hrs to fall asleep rx:ritalin
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
4.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 14 years experience
See below: It may be caused by the Ritalin (methylphenidate) and oddly, sometimes the narcolepsy because of your sleep times and napping times. When do you take your ritalin (methylphenidate)? Taking it close to bedtime or even in the after noon can keep you up late. If you need to nap, take naps earlier in the daytime, if possible. Discuss options with your sleep doctor to manage your narcolepsy ; difficulty sleeping. Hope that helps!
4.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 16, 2016
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