Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that is caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. People who suffer from narcolepsy experience urges to sleep. Often times, the urges feel strongly enough that people fall asleep for a few seconds to several minutes. In rare cases, some people may remain asleep for hours.
Wesley D. Head, MD, FCCP, and the staff at the Northeast Georgia Department of Sleep Medicine has treated countless sleep disorders including providing narcolepsy treatment. Our facility is fully equipped to analyze, diagnose and treat a wide range of sleep disorders for anyone seeking professional help. Some of the symptoms of narcolepsy include the following:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Cataplexy (sudden loss of muscle tone that leads to feelings of weakness and a loss of voluntary muscle control.)
- Sleep paralysis
Narcolepsy Test in Gainesville, Georgia
Our sleep study lab is located in Gainesville, Georgia - just an hour north of Atlanta. Our sleep professionals perform sleep tests, including narcolepsy tests, at our sleep lab. By monitoring your sleep patterns, we will be able to accurately diagnose your potential sleep disorder. If a narcolepsy test indicates that you do have narcolepsy, our Sleep Medicine Department can provide you with narcolepsy treatment in order to help you regain your functional sleep.
If you have experienced any of the narcoleptic symptoms above and are searching for professional sleep medicine for narcolepsy treatment, we can help. Contact us today if you have questions about narcolepsy, a narcolepsy test or if you would like to learn more about us as a leading provider of sleep medicine in Atlanta, Gainesville and North Georgia. We look forward to hearing from you soon.