Diagnosis. It is not that difficult to diagnose narcolepsy as the combination of all sleep disorders points to this disorder. Usually, the doctors conduct physical tests as well as check medical history from A to Z. Those details are necessary to come up with 100% clear diagnosis. Other mental disorders may have similar symptoms, so one should be very careful with the results.
The patients are placed in the sleep laboratory or special clinic to be watched while sleeping and waking up. It helps to decide on the final diagnosis. There are two basic examinations used to detect narcolepsy for sure. These methods include the polysomnogram and the multiple sleep latency test.