A member asked:

Are people with narcolepsy always tired or could they just have a day every week or two where they feel like they're going to collapse and sleep?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Andre Berger answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Surgery

Yes: Narcolepsy can occur daily or periodically, such as one or more days per week depending upon numerous factors. The most common cause is obstructive sleep apnea, leading to excessive daytime sleepiness and narcolepsy, but the narcolepsy can occur every day or periodically on some days.

Answered 12/20/2012


Dr. Dennis Clifford answered

Specializes in

Frequently fatigued: Fighting being tired can be a daily effort for those with narcolepsy. Good treatment lessens the symptoms of fatigue, but most patients have lower quality of life scores than normal people because of fatigue.

Answered 10/3/2016



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