Narcolepsy (Part 3)

… leading on from the previous two articles where narcolepsy and its causes were discussed.

So let’s further dig into this sleeping disorder and find out the treatments available for narcolepsy.

In this article, I will only mention the  non-pharmacological treatments – things one can easily incorporate into their daily routine or even make it their daily routine.

Now, you might be wondering why I said: ‘… make it their daily routine’ – this is because their whole sleeping pattern would need to be adjusted in order to attain the rest that their body needs.

Non-pharmacological treatments for narcoleptics:
1. Going to bed on  time – make a proper plan and routine.

(Benaroch, MD, September 19th 2014)

3 Factors In Creating A Great Self-Development Plan

(Gellatly, April 13th 2015)

2. Sleeping for a scheduled amount of time so one doesn’t feel too tired or over sleep which will upset the sleep routine.

(Agarwal., 2014)

3. Avoid smoking (especially at night-time), drinking alcohol and coffee or caffeine-containing beverages for a few hours before going to sleep. Improve your diet and monitoring it so avoid large, heavy meals before sleeping.

Body Consultancy, (August 20th 2015).

https://i0.wp.com/dennisheppner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/no-alcohol.jpg

Heppner, D. (November 28th 2015)

Giovannoni, G. (March 4th 2016).

4. Exercise for minimum 20 minutes per day at least 4 or 5 hours before going to sleep as this also improves sleep quality and helps with excess weight gain problems.

exercise-illustration

Evolve Health and Wellness, (n.d.)

5. Taking part in relaxing activities before going to sleep such as warm baths.

Pinterest, (n.d.). Tub Time Fun.

To be continued…

References:

  1. Benaroch, MD, R. (September 19th 2014). How to Make Bedtime Easier for Kids: Set an Early Bedtime. [image]. Available at: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/recharge/slideshow-make-bedtime-easier [Accessed 25 Mar. 2016].
  2. Gellatly, S. (Aprl 13th 2015). 3 Factors In Creating A Great Self-Development Plan. [image] Available at: http://attitudes4innovation.com/3-factors-in-creating-a-great-self-development-plan/ [Accessed 25 Mar. 2016].
  3. Agarwal., A. (2014). Sleeping Time: What is Sleeping Time?. [image]. Available at: http://sleepingtime.org/ [Accessed 25 Mar. 2016].
  4. Body Consultancy, (August 20th 2015). Should The Smoking Ban Be Extended?. [image] Available at: http://www.bodyconsultancy.com/should-the-smoking-ban-be-extended/ [Accessed 25 Mar. 2016].
  5. Heppner, D. (November 28th 2015). Why I don’t drink alcohol – at all!. [image] Available at: http://dennisheppner.com/why-i-dont-drink-alcohol-at-all/ [Accessed 25 Mar. 2016].
  6. Giovannoni, G. (March 4th 2016). ResearchSpeak & NewsSpeak: coffee glorious coffee. [image] Available at: http://multiple-sclerosis-research.blogspot.com/2016/03/researchspeak-newsspeak-coffee-glorious.html [Accessed 25 Mar. 2016].
  7. Evolve Health and Wellness, (n.d.). Personal exercise programmes. [image] Available at: http://www.evolvehealthandwellness.co.uk/personal-exercise-programmes/ [Accessed 25 Mar. 2016].
  8. Pinterest, (n.d.). Tub Time Fun. [image] Available at: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/378372806165063358/ [Accessed 25 Mar. 2016].
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2 thoughts on “Narcolepsy (Part 3)

    1. There are some natural remedies to help with some of the symptoms such as cataplexy, where one can suffer from cramps. If you would like, I could write an article on that as well.

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