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The most prominent symptom of narcolepsy is extreme daytime sleepiness. This is often the first symptom to develop, and many people with narcolepsy suffer with this and other issues for years before receiving a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Some common symptoms of narcolepsy include:

If you experience some or all of these symptoms, it’s important to consult with your doctor, who may refer you to a sleep specialist. Treatments and lifestyle changes may greatly improve the symptoms of narcolepsy.