The effects and effectiveness of gamma-hydroxybutyrate in patients with narcolepsy.


Thirty patients with polysomnographically confirmed narcolepsy were treated with GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) for up to 30 weeks. The number of nightly awakenings significantly decreased, while Stages 3 and 4 sleep substantially increased. The clinical symptoms of cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnogogic hallucinations, daily naps, and sleep attacks all showed… (More)


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