<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1717549828521399&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Sleep Technology


The latest on all issues affecting sleep technologists, including trends, insights, tips and more.

Blog Feature

narcolepsy | cataplexy | puberty

Narcolepsy-Cataplexy and Precocious Puberty May Be Linked

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT
July 23rd, 2020

Scientists have noted that children with narcolepsy-cataplexy have an increased prevalence of overweight/obesity. More recent studies have linked narcolepsy-cataplexy with precocious puberty, and have indicated that the earlier the onset of narcolepsy-cataplexy in a child, the greater the risk of precocious puberty. Weight loss can occur after treating narcolepsy-cataplexy in children, but the extent that treating narcolepsy-cataplexy can reverse precocious puberty has not been examined in depth. Exactly how narcolepsy and precocious puberty are related is unclear but research studies have produced some interesting findings.

Read More