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CASE REPORT | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410090

Well-Controlled Narcolepsy Patient Sleepy Again

Dmitriy Kogan1,2* and Kavita Ratarasarn1,2

1Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA

2Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, USA


Narcolepsy is associated with high prevalence of comorbid sleep disorders. Overlap in symptoms of different disorders may confound management. Sleep Medicine practitioners need to be vigilant for presence or new development of comorbid conditions to provide effective and comprehensive care. We present a patient with Narcolepsy Type 2 who developed worsening hypersomnolence due to new onset Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Treatment of OSA resulted in improvement of hypersomnolence without requiring change in therapy for Narcolepsy.