Narcolepsy

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September 27, 2021
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Narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnolence (literal translation – we do not know why but you are sleepy) are two rare sleepiness conditions where patients struggle to stay awake during the day. These conditions are not common and patients often struggle with getting through the day (i.e., they fall asleep driving, at work, doing tasks, etc.) These conditions are evaluated via the following interlinked steps:


  1. Two weeks of a sleep log or sleep diary
  2. Two weeks of actigraphy (i.e., basically a medical grade Fitbit)
  3. Urine drug screen
  4. An in lab sleep study
  5. An in lab nap test (5 total naps)

Sleep apnea sometimes results in very significant daytime sleepiness and it is good to rule out this condition before further assessing for narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnolence.


Hypnos Health offers sleep apnea testing but does not offer narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnolence testing. Hypnos Health could help start the process for that workup with a home sleep study or consult and if needed, follow up with an in person sleep specialist could be pursued.

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