Narcolepsy is a neurological sleeping disorder in which human brain loses the ability of controlling sleeping and waking up cycle. It has become widely common which could be proved by the fact that amongst every 2000 people, 1 suffers from narcolepsy. In America, approximately 200,000 people are victim of this disorder. People with narcolepsy experience dizziness and short sleeping episodes during day in which they fall asleep unintentionally. There is no regular pattern of sleeping attacks rather they occur randomly at any time. Even when a person is highly active and energetic, for example, having conversation, engaged in office meeting or even driving, he is prone to sleep attacks.
Unfortunately, there is no direct cure for narcolepsy. However, this should not leave you in a state of worry because there are certain behavioral treatments as well as therapies which help patients a lot and make them capable of leading normal lives. Doctors and therapists mainly focus on controlling the symptoms which, in return, control narcolepsy and its intensity and frequency. Moreover, patients also need to bring certain changes in their lifestyle along with eating and drinking patterns. For example, a person who is suffering from narcolepsy must avoid intake of nicotine, caffeine, drugs and alcohol. He/she must also take a break from heavy meals. It is important for the patient to regulate his/her diet plan as well as daily naps which should not be more than 10 to 15 minutes. Going for a normal exercise on daily basis also produce far better results.