10.Loss Of Muscles Coordination:
Loss of muscle coordination is the most common symptom of Narcolepsy.
Cataplexy can cause narcoleptics’ legs or arms to fall asleep and move their bodies from side to side.
How to treat Narcolepsy?
Although there is no cure for Narcolepsy, medications and lifestyle changes can help you manage the symptoms.
-Stimulants are substances that are used to stimulate the body. The primary treatment for Narcolepsy is to use drugs that stimulate the central nervous system to help people stay awake during the day. For Narcolepsy, doctors frequently start with modafinil (Provigil) or armodafinil (Nuvigil).
-Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are medications that inhibit the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine (SNRIs). These medications, which suppress REM sleep, are frequently prescribed by doctors to help relieve cataplexy symptoms, hypnagogic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis.
Tricyclic antidepressants are a type of antidepressant. Although older antidepressants like protriptyline (Vivactil), imipramine (Tofranil), and clomipramine (Anafranil) are effective for cataplexy, many people report side effects like dry mouth and lightheadedness.
-Sodium oxybate is a chemical compound (Xyrem). This medication is highly effective in treating cataplexy. Sodium oxybate aids in the improvement of nighttime sleep, which is frequently inadequate in people with Narcolepsy.
If you have other health issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, consult your doctor about how medications for those conditions may interact with those for Narcolepsy.
Certain over-the-counter medications, such as allergy and cold medicines, can make you drowsy. If you have Narcolepsy, your doctor will probably advise you to avoid taking these medications.
Emerging treatments for Narcolepsy include drugs that act on the histamine chemical system, hypocretin replacement, hypocretin gene therapy, and immunotherapy, but more research is needed before any of these treatments are available in your doctor’s office.