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Were you looking for information about Narcolepsy? Narcolepsie is a common misspelling of narcolepsy.
 
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that causes people to experience fleeting urges to sleep at various times throughout the day. This is a result of the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles. People with narcolepsy may involuntarily fall asleep while at work or at school, when having a conversation, while eating a meal, or even when driving an automobile. Although there is no cure for narcolepsy, medications are available to help reduce the various symptoms of the disorder.
 
(Click Narcolepsy to learn about the possible causes of narcolepsy, to find out what other symptoms may occur, and for more information about treatment options. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on narcolepsy.)
 
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