Unfortunately, there is no specific therapy for narcolepsy. However, treatments can be applied to stem sleep attacks. They are effective countermeasures, which improve the life of narcoleptic patients. The drugs used against narcolepsy are the stimulants of the central nervous system. They have the function of reducing the number and severity of daytime sleep attacks. The main stimulant is modafinil, but methylphenidate and amphetamines can also be administered. The results are good, but the possible side effects should not be overlooked.
Provigil (the active substance modafinil) is one of the perfectly legal nootropic substances (nous: intellect, tropein: change), which act at the cerebral level, significantly increasing the attention threshold of the individual, as well as learning and memory skills.