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Alcohol and Narcolepsy: A Case Report

Richa Tripathi, Ahmed Osama Javed

Citation Information : Tripathi R, Javed AO. Alcohol and Narcolepsy: A Case Report. Indian Sleep Med 2021; 16 (2):59-60.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10069-0069

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Alcohol has a varied effect on sleep. It affects daytime alertness and also certain physiological processes during sleep. It affects various parts of the central nervous system including the reticular activating system. Many other sleep disorders besides insomnia have been observed in alcohol-dependent patients. The present article discusses about two cases of narcolepsy caused by alcohol use.

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