National Sleep Foundation

Chapter 4: Primary Hypersomnias


Narcolepsy often has a profound impact on the person’s quality of life. Patients affected with narcolepsy have decreased educational and occupational achievements, reduced social activities, and a higher incidence of driving and other types of accidents, compared to unaffected individuals.28


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