Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder that causes a person to suddenly fall asleep during the day or experience excessive sleepiness. Most cases of Narcolepsy are caused by the brain lacking a chemical known as Hypocretin.  Although a rare condition it is believed to affect over 20,000 people in the UK. Modafinil (known under the brand name Provigil) is a prescription medication used to promote wakefulness and can be taken to help manage the symptoms of Narcolepsy. Modafinil (known under the brand name Provigil) is a prescription medication used to promote wakefulness and can be taken to help manage the symptoms of Narcolepsy.