‘Safety first’ should be followed by narcoleptics to avoid accidents during episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness
Patients suffering from untreated
Life style modifications help to reduce the severity of the symptoms. Sleep attacks may result in physical harm to people with narcolepsy. Victims of narcolepsy should adhere to all safety measures while driving.
Though narcolepsy by itself is not a life threatening condition, victims expose themselves to serious injury or death due to injury in the absence of proper treatment. Even actions such as climbing or walking, considered safe, can turn for the worse due to unexpected loss of muscle control.The risk of cuts and burns is higher if you fall asleep while preparing food.
- Narcolepsy Fact Sheet - (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm)
- Narcolepsy - (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/narcolepsy/DS00345)
- About Narcolepsy - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcolepsy)
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