Living with Narcolepsy
Fighting daily exhaustion and bouts of slipping into sleep accidentally can be stressful and wear heavily on everyday life. But for those with narcolepsy, it is simply the way that life is. While doctors may prescribe medication for narcolepsy, there is no guarantee those drugs will work. On top of that, every drug used to help combat narcolepsy comes with a variety of side effects, and none of them will completely cure narcolepsy. Luckily, there are simple changes you can make to ease the burden of fatigue.
Stay on Schedule
Sticking to a regular program of going to sleep and waking up can help with narcolepsy. When a schedule is followed, the body begins to expect certain things to happen at certain times. If you go to bed at nine o’clock every night, your body will anticipate when it’s time to sleep, which can ease nocturnal sleep disruption.