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2. Take Safety Precautions

Because a narcoleptic episode could occur at any moment, it is important for people with narcolepsy to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Those with severe cases may not be able to drive; people with narcolepsy have a three to four times higher risk of having a car accident. They should avoid jobs that require work with heavy machinery, ensure they are seated during emotional moments, and wear ID bracelets that identify their condition in case of emergency.

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