The Narcolepsy Treatment Experts You Can Trust

If you suspect that you have narcolepsy and you are in Ventura County, California, or the surrounding area, you will not need to go far for treatment. West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center—a respected clinic that has earned accreditation from the American Commission for Health Care (ACHC)—provides advanced narcolepsy treatment at its offices in Oxnard and Camarillo. And for individuals who live outside the region or cannot attend an in-person appointment, we also offer a convenient telemedicine service.
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Narcolepsy Symptoms

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that produces overwhelming drowsiness during the day, causing someone to suddenly fall asleep at inappropriate times and then remain asleep for up to a half hour. Other symptoms of narcolepsy include:

  • Difficulty focusing
  • Quick transitions to rapid eye movement (REM) sleep
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Hallucinations that occur while falling asleep (hypnagogic hallucinations) or waking up (hypnopompic hallucinations)
  • Sudden loss of muscle tone triggered by intense emotion and lasting for up to a few minutes (cataplexy)

Narcolepsy Causes

Researchers are still working to determine exactly what causes narcolepsy, although studies suggest that genetics may play a role. In fact, someone with a narcoleptic family member is 20 to 40 times more likely to develop the condition.

Treatments for Narcolepsy

While there is currently no cure for narcolepsy, certain treatments can help manage symptoms. Depending on your specific condition and lifestyle, a provider may recommend:

  • Taking medication
  • Adopting a regular sleep schedule (possibly including short naps throughout the day)
  • Exercising (but not too close to bedtime)
  • Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine
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The Top Choice for Narcolepsy Treatment

You can feel confident placing your care into the hands of the experienced narcolepsy treatment specialists at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center. We have treated more than 10,000 patients since our clinic’s founding in 2004, and we are the only sleep clinic in this area treating patients as young as 13. Contact us today to schedule an appointment—our Ventura County, CA, offices are open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we offer same- and next-day scheduling.

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Pulmonology & Sleep Disorder Specialists You Can Rely On

When you need top-notch pulmonology care or treatment for a sleep disorder, we’re the specialist you can trust. We provide state-of-the-art diagnostics, comprehensive treatment, and patient-centric service.

Meet Our Team

The experienced team of medical providers at West Coast Pulmonary & Sleep Disorders Center is here to provide you with top-notch care that goes above and beyond to meet your needs. All of our providers are board-certified in internal medicine and many also hold additional board certifications in pulmonary disease, sleep medicine, and critical care medicine. Our bilingual staff can speak English and Spanish for our patients’ convenience.

Allison Wastak, MSN, FNP, AGACNP


Zachary Taich, M.D.


Laura Craver, PA-C


Darren Maehara, M.D.


G. Sofia Nelson, M.D.


Osezemeghonghon (Seze) Obilor, M.D.


Andrew Weymer, M.D.


Movses Hayrabedian, M.D.