Study finds increased risk of death in people with narcolepsy
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Thursday, March 6, 2014
A study in the March issue of SLEEP is the first to identify increased mortality in narcolepsy. Results show that narcolepsy is associated with approximately 1.5-fold excess mortality relative to those without narcolepsy. According to the authors, it is unclear if the increased mortality observed in the narcolepsy population results from complications of the condition of narcolepsy, from comorbid conditions that carry their own increased mortality risk, or from a combination of both factors.