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Narcolepsy and Sleep Walking

I was told by a sleep disorder doctor that tested me for sleep apnea that I didn't have sleep apnea but it was narcolepsy. He never told me what I needed to do about it. Do you also know if people with this disorder have periods of sleep walking. I have walked in my sleep from time to time since I was a child but it seems to have suddenly multiplied in the last few years. I am now 56 and have had some very life changing events in my life during these last 3-4 years. I am wondering if these traumatic events could have caused the sleep walking to increase. I stay exhausted. I don't have a problem falling asleep but I have a serious problem staying asleep more than an hour at a time. I can fall asleep any place any time of any day.
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Hi, narcolepsy and sleepwalking are different sleep disorders. Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnagogic hallucinations and automatic behavior. It can however be regulated with medications. So, ensure to take them regularly and follow up with your doctor. Regards.  
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Read Wikipedia on somnambulism (sleep walking) and you'll see that it is that condition and his age that indicated so called narcolepsy. A pill is contraindicated as the disorder in older people is not understood nor treatable. Finding an answer to the sleep walking will cure the 'symptoms' of narcolepsy.
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Have you ever heard of Xyrem?
It’s  the ONLY medicine that puts you into rem sleep and it’s a medicine that you can’t pick up at your pharmacy. Look up the Xyrem success program & if it sounds like something you might be interested in...  you can discuss this with your sleep specialist. Most General practitioners don’t know enough about about this medicine. It’s usually prescribed by doctors that specialize in sleep disorders & especially those of us with Narcolepsy.
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