A multiple sleep latency test or MSLT is the only sure-fire way to diagnose narcolepsy. You can read more about the process in my article about the narcolepsy test.
I personally treat narcolepsy through a combination of regimented sleep schedules, diet, light therapy, and stress management. I stopped using medication altogether about 3 years ago. I found that stimulants had an incredibly strong effect on me.
Below I’m going to outline the most common symptoms associated with narcolepsy and an overview of treatment options.