A novel approach to treating morning sleep inertia in narcolepsy.

Bagai K, Malow BA
J Clin Sleep Med. 2010 6 (1): 77-8

PMID: 20191943 · PMCID: PMC2823281

We describe an adolescent with narcolepsy who presented with inability to awaken from sleep to attend early morning classes at school. After he did not respond to traditional therapies, a nicotine patch was prescribed with success. We present our experience with this unconventional treatment, which may benefit others with inability to awaken from sleep that is refractory to standard treatments.

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Administration, Cutaneous Adolescent Humans Male Narcolepsy Nicotine Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm Students

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