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At this time, there are no known ways to prevent narcolepsy. If you have narcolepsy, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your chances of having an attack of narcolepsy.

References

Narcolepsy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 4, 2016. Accessed May 18, 2016.

Narcolepsy fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm. Updated April 6, 2016. Accessed May 18, 2016.



Last reviewed May 2016 by Michael Woods, MD

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