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NARCOLEPSY IN CHILDREN
Narcolepsy in Children is a disorder of the nervous system that causes drowsiness and sleep attacks. While Narcolepsy in Children is not a deadly disease but accidents that occur during an episode can cause injuries or be life-threatening. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Narcolepsy in Children include recurrent need to sleep, decreased consciousness, muscle paralysis and many more.
HOW IS NARCOLEPSY IN CHILDREN DIAGNOSED?
A paediatric specialist will conduct a thorough physical examination and check for medical history of the child. Sleep specialist will conduct a sleep study, better known as polysomnography. Multiple sleep latency test is then performed the next day to further evaluate the sleep patterns.
HOW IS NARCOLEPSY IN CHILDREN TREATED?
There is no cure for the condition but the symptoms can be managed. Medication, behavioural modification and awareness will help with the prognosis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Children with this condition may experience sleep paralysis when they may not be able to move their body or limbs unless awake.