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QOD 72: Cataplexy and Sleeping Disorders (Neuro/Basic Care and Comfort)

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Which sleep disorder is associated with cataplexy?


A.  Narcolepsy


Cataplexy describes an involuntary loss of muscle function that is temporary. Cataplexy is most commonly associated with narcolepsy, which involves increased sleepiness during the daytime. A patient with narcolepsy may take medications that act as stimulants to help keep him awake; some of these medications may also treat episodes of cataplexy.

Date Published - Apr 19, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 13, 2016