(HealthDay News) -- Narcolepsy causes people to suddenly fall asleep during the day. It can be very dangerous if it happens while you're behind the wheel.
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The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute suggests how to improve driving safety for people with narcolepsy:
- If you have daytime sleepiness, take a nap before you have to drive.
- If you're driving a long way, take frequent breaks to walk around and stretch.
- Have other people drive, when possible.
- Drive with at least one passenger, who can help keep you awake.
-- Diana Kohnle
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