Narcolepsy is a rare, long-term brain disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times.The brain is unable to regulate sleeping and waking patterns normally, which can result in: 1.excessive daytime sleepiness – feeling very drowsy throughout the day, and having difficulty concentrating and staying awake 2.sleep attacks – falling asleep suddenly and without warning cataplexy– temporary loss of muscle control, 3.sleep paralysis.
The SART, MWT, and ESS all had good reliability, obtained for the SART and MWT using two to three sessions in 1 day. The ability to distinguish responders from nonresponders, classified using the CGI-C score, was high for all measures, with a high performance for the SART (r = 0.61) and the ESS (r = 0.54).
General sleep habits and avoidence of caffine contaning beverages will helps to ged rid of the problem. Severe daytime sleepiness may require treatment with high doses of stimulant medication, and sometimes a combination of stimulants may be needed. Rare or infrequent cataplexy and other associated symptoms may not require any drug treatment, or treatment on an "as needed" regimen may be adequate.