Narcolepsy and Overall Health:
The Potential Risk for Other Conditions

Narcolepsy is a chronic condition for which there is no cure. People with narcolepsy may be more likely to have other health conditions than the general population. So learn more about your overall health.

People with narcolepsy tend to have higher rates of certain conditions
than similar people who do not have narcolepsy, including:

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease

People with narcolepsy are more likely to have psychological conditions than similar people without narcolepsy, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Other psychiatric disorders (eg, bipolar disorders and agoraphobia)