Narcolepsy

Constant daytime drowsiness? You may have narcolepsy. Here are the lifestyle tips, like diet and exercise; medication information; and prevention tips to help you stay alert through the day.

Combat Your Narcolepsy With Diet

Loading up on foods high in hypocretin — a chemical in the brain responsible for keeping us awake — can help you ward off narcolepsy. Turn to trendy foods like kimchi, yogurt, and kombucha.

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Meet the Experts

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.